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Search: Posts Made By: makko
Forum: The Engine Room 5th July 2020, 22:16
Replies: 32
Views: 2,036
Posted By makko
Ha ha ha! Like the old joke about the 2/E and the...

Ha ha ha! Like the old joke about the 2/E and the torch - and it was still on!

That would have been on the British bulkers with the "weld filling"!

Yes, MAN B&W have a limit of 2 microns.
...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 2nd July 2020, 00:01
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By makko
Good luck, Bob! We are damned with Windows, but...

Good luck, Bob! We are damned with Windows, but we have no other option!
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: The Engine Room 1st July 2020, 23:58
Replies: 32
Views: 2,036
Posted By makko
Fascinating stuff, Duncan. I learned a lot with a...

Fascinating stuff, Duncan. I learned a lot with a metallurgist and in a specialized lab in Dallas.

A US company had bought an independent production plant in Quintana Roo, just outside the...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 1st July 2020, 15:42
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By makko
Hi Bob, When you pressed Enter, the sum...

Hi Bob,
When you pressed Enter, the sum operation was inserted in the page and functioned, giving the sum amount. If you don't push enter, the operation does not exist.
Best Rgds.
Dave
Forum: The Engine Room 30th June 2020, 19:01
Replies: 32
Views: 2,036
Posted By makko
The original fault was an inclusion in the...

The original fault was an inclusion in the crankshaft forging, below 2 microns, which is the limit of resolution detection. This caused the initiation of a crack which propagated over time with the...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th June 2020, 22:06
Replies: 32
Views: 2,036
Posted By makko
Far too simplistic, Bob! Think about it and draw...

Far too simplistic, Bob! Think about it and draw a simple vector diagram by crank angle, number of cylinders and what the other cylinders are doing! I have, somewhere, the B&W report on the 11...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 29th June 2020, 13:59
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By makko
Quite right, Frank. Thank heavens for metric! I...

Quite right, Frank. Thank heavens for metric! I started out in pounds, shillings and pence and feet an inches and then "decimalization" occurred and the metric system. All my ME studies were in...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 28th June 2020, 23:22
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By makko
The one big problem with these vessels is that...

The one big problem with these vessels is that they were Russian measurements. When they were brought to Lpool/Bhead, the engineers had to mak "plate spanners" for any task.

They also had warped...
Forum: The Engine Room 26th June 2020, 00:18
Replies: 32
Views: 2,036
Posted By makko
Fe de Errata - The vibrating 98 Cm bore engines...

Fe de Errata - The vibrating 98 Cm bore engines were 11 cylinders, the "good 'un" a 12 cylinder! It was bothering me all day, so I went onto the VPN and checked my notes/reports. The plant is...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th June 2020, 00:08
Replies: 41
Views: 1,824
Posted By makko
Watching a film on board Barber Memnon, was it...

Watching a film on board Barber Memnon, was it "617 Squadron", 2/Sparks ("Supersonic") pulled out a notepad and started scribbling as the Norwegian Resistance sent a Morse message to Britain. Turns...
Forum: The Engine Room 25th June 2020, 15:23
Replies: 32
Views: 2,036
Posted By makko
Bob, You would be amazed! MAN B&W have...

Bob,
You would be amazed! MAN B&W have technical papers on their website. They make good reading and can bring you up to speed on engine developments. CC Pounder's latest edition is also available...
Forum: The Engine Room 25th June 2020, 00:04
Replies: 32
Views: 2,036
Posted By makko
I think that just one consideration - spares. 2S,...

I think that just one consideration - spares. 2S, less parts needing replacement, downside, weight/size. M/H speed 4S, lots more spares and adjustment needed, upside, more compact/lighter. I once...
Forum: The Bridge 21st June 2020, 22:47
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By makko
Go on then, Julian! I will guess Dickie Richards,...

Go on then, Julian! I will guess Dickie Richards, larger than life and straight out of Doctor at Sea!! He called me Canary because of a yellow Miami Tee Shirt that I had acquired on a layover (Pan...
Forum: Palm Line 20th June 2020, 22:47
Replies: 19
Views: 11,527
Posted By makko
And whatever happened to Chief Engineer's...

And whatever happened to Chief Engineer's Daughter, last post 2015??
Forum: The Bridge 20th June 2020, 22:43
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By makko
"21 Kt vessel" - A Super P, Julian? Rgds. ...

"21 Kt vessel" - A Super P, Julian?
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: Elder Dempster 19th June 2020, 00:50
Replies: 70
Views: 4,764
Posted By makko
The Duty Mess, at least in Ocean T&T, was...

The Duty Mess, at least in Ocean T&T, was strictly off bounds to shoreside types. They would have to eat in the saloon and only by invitation, agreed to by the Master.

One time, arriving to NY, I...
Forum: Elder Dempster 18th June 2020, 14:45
Replies: 70
Views: 4,764
Posted By makko
Until you do, you'll have to sit with the Clan...

Until you do, you'll have to sit with the Clan Liners, Chris!!! Tee hee!
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: Royal Navy 18th June 2020, 14:42
Replies: 17
Views: 3,993
Posted By makko
Very interesting comparison. However, considering...

Very interesting comparison. However, considering the years of build and DWT's, the Queen Mary is definitely the winner and was the most successful commercially. Interesting also that she registered...
Forum: Elder Dempster 17th June 2020, 21:11
Replies: 70
Views: 4,764
Posted By makko
I hope that the spoon was sharpened on one side,...

I hope that the spoon was sharpened on one side, the Malaysian way!
Forum: Computers and The Internet 16th June 2020, 16:12
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By makko
George, Don't go with cartridges. The best...

George,

Don't go with cartridges. The best system, and IMHO most economic, is an Epson with external reservoirs, such as my L120 and L380. I have printed around 8,000 pages on the L380 and have...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 15th June 2020, 21:43
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By makko
In what capacity did he sail? i.e. rank, engine,...

In what capacity did he sail? i.e. rank, engine, deck, RO, Lecky etc.
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: Elder Dempster 14th June 2020, 22:46
Replies: 70
Views: 4,764
Posted By makko
Yes John, to accomodate watchkeepers. Rgds. ...

Yes John, to accomodate watchkeepers.
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: Elder Dempster 13th June 2020, 23:39
Replies: 70
Views: 4,764
Posted By makko
I had forgotten the two sittings, Derek! One Ex...

I had forgotten the two sittings, Derek! One Ex Paddy's, ED mate (when I was a EngCadet) insisted that Cadets could only go to first sitting. I complained to the Chief and would usually go to second...
Forum: The Galley 13th June 2020, 21:28
Replies: 133
Views: 36,199
Posted By makko
Holy Cow! Duncan! They walk among us and breed! ...

Holy Cow! Duncan! They walk among us and breed!
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: Elder Dempster 13th June 2020, 21:23
Replies: 70
Views: 4,764
Posted By makko
Hi Graham, I have to agree with Julian in...

Hi Graham,
I have to agree with Julian in Ocean: Three tables, top one captain, C/E, Mate, 2/E, ChStwd,Chief Lecky and RO (If there were). Two lateral tables: Galley side, Juniors/Cadets. Opposite...
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