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Forum: Tankers 14th April 2011, 15:49
Replies: 8
Views: 2,639
Posted By Billieboy
A tank which could be filled to take the draught...

A tank which could be filled to take the draught mark down from WNA to S.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 14th April 2011, 10:57
Replies: 13
Views: 6,464
Posted By Billieboy
Favourite dion't dissapear, they are behind the...

Favourite dion't dissapear, they are behind the Star icon above right (in the black bit)! Or if you need your favourites bar, then right click at the bottom of the blue patch.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 14th April 2011, 10:20
Replies: 13
Views: 6,464
Posted By Billieboy
Had IE9 running for about a week now, it seems to...

Had IE9 running for about a week now, it seems to be OK but have had one or two niggles with it. Main propblem is the tabs page, which I still have to sus out properly. Otherwise the job seems to be...
Forum: Say Hello 13th April 2011, 18:45
Replies: 10
Views: 832
Posted By Billieboy
Welkom aan bord Bob, vanuit Made. Ik wens U een...

Welkom aan bord Bob, vanuit Made. Ik wens U een goede reis en veel plezier.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 12th April 2011, 19:05
Replies: 6
Views: 2,921
Posted By Billieboy
As PaulD says, two firewalls are a pain. I shut...

As PaulD says, two firewalls are a pain. I shut down the windows one and let Norton look after everything.
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 10th April 2011, 10:07
Replies: 29
Views: 13,449
Posted By Billieboy
Father Mac was one of the friendliest, honest,...

Father Mac was one of the friendliest, honest, men I ever met, never drank a glass with you, unless you would have one. Spent six or eight weeks there in 1967.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th April 2011, 19:09
Replies: 17
Views: 2,389
Posted By Billieboy
Looks like most of the Chiefs mess were asleep!

Looks like most of the Chiefs mess were asleep!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th April 2011, 18:36
Replies: 7
Views: 1,473
Posted By Billieboy
Looks like she had her undercarriage down!

Looks like she had her undercarriage down!
Forum: Say Hello 7th April 2011, 11:23
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By Billieboy
Welcome aboard Nevasa, from the flat bit of...

Welcome aboard Nevasa, from the flat bit of Europe. Don't worry about the occasional senior moment, we all have them here! Enjoy the trip and put as many photos as you can in the Gallery, there will...
Forum: The Engine Room 6th April 2011, 14:11
Replies: 31
Views: 6,469
Posted By Billieboy
Don't panic Tmac, it happens to lots of Engineers!

Don't panic Tmac, it happens to lots of Engineers!
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 6th April 2011, 13:50
Replies: 4
Views: 2,572
Posted By Billieboy
Well done Stephen!

Well done Stephen!
Forum: Ship Research 6th April 2011, 10:04
Replies: 3
Views: 2,054
Posted By Billieboy
I can remember going out on the haven in my...

I can remember going out on the haven in my incle's boat "Puffin", a converted lifeboat. It was in 1950-51 and we watched a Sunderland take off from quite close by. as for the running of the base,...
Forum: The Engine Room 4th April 2011, 19:56
Replies: 228
Views: 28,625
Posted By Billieboy
As an apprentice ashore and as a junior engineer...

As an apprentice ashore and as a junior engineer on a Doxford, there were only two sizes of hammer; a 1 1/2 or 2lb and a 14 pounder. The Monday hammer was 56lbs, and needed a shore rigger/fitters...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th April 2011, 19:03
Replies: 5
Views: 1,114
Posted By Billieboy
The Dutch navy seem to have sorted out another...

The Dutch navy seem to have sorted out another bunch, two dead and 18 in chains on board!
Forum: The Engine Room 4th April 2011, 18:41
Replies: 228
Views: 28,625
Posted By Billieboy
Eight months twelve days and seventeen hours was...

Eight months twelve days and seventeen hours was enough for me Jim!
But then I was bought up on triples and horizontal duplex steam engines, I found Doxfords far too noisy and dirty. Later I...
Forum: The Engine Room 4th April 2011, 09:13
Replies: 228
Views: 28,625
Posted By Billieboy
Bob, small should be no problem, I've screwcut...

Bob, small should be no problem, I've screwcut 1mm diameter screws and then parted them off, speed(RPM) is the important thing at these small diameters, 3000 and upwards is the best.

p.s. CED, a...
Forum: Say Hello 3rd April 2011, 14:27
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By Billieboy
Welcome aboard Mike, from Made in Holland. I hope...

Welcome aboard Mike, from Made in Holland. I hope that you will enjoy a long and fruitful retirerment on this excellent site, best regards

=Bill Woodham=
Forum: The Engine Room 2nd April 2011, 10:46
Replies: 228
Views: 28,625
Posted By Billieboy
Bob set your tool exactly on centre, to do this...

Bob set your tool exactly on centre, to do this pin a six inch rule between the work and the tool, when looking from the tail stock the rule should be vertical or slightly to the left as you look at...
Forum: The Engine Room 2nd April 2011, 10:32
Replies: 31
Views: 6,469
Posted By Billieboy
At Cardiff Docks, the impounding pumps were...

At Cardiff Docks, the impounding pumps were single direction TE engines. If, while testing the engine after a repair or part replacement, it stopped in the wrong position, then it was the apprentices...
Forum: The Engine Room 1st April 2011, 14:46
Replies: 228
Views: 28,625
Posted By Billieboy
I made an art of removing broken stud ends from...

I made an art of removing broken stud ends from Sulzer 100RLA10 engines, it was a design fault where the studs were screw cut, instead of rolled stainless steel. My system was to weld a pipe onto the...
Forum: The Engine Room 1st April 2011, 14:34
Replies: 228
Views: 28,625
Posted By Billieboy
Thanks for the correction Duncan and RoK, I knew...

Thanks for the correction Duncan and RoK, I knew it but seem to have had a senior moment!, I got Papendrecht right though.
Forum: The Engine Room 31st March 2011, 08:55
Replies: 228
Views: 28,625
Posted By Billieboy
They should be, but their office is in...

They should be, but their office is in Papendrecht; close to Dordrecht but on the other side of the river; MAK were in the process of being taken over by MAN-B&W in the mid nineties if I remember...
Forum: The Engine Room 31st March 2011, 08:16
Replies: 228
Views: 28,625
Posted By Billieboy
Well known as, "Hammer Rash", very painful for...

Well known as, "Hammer Rash", very painful for the first week, but then it seemed to dissapear. A neighbor, who is a brilliant welder, was amazed when I cut a lock slot into his steel pipe gatepost...
Forum: The Engine Room 30th March 2011, 20:48
Replies: 228
Views: 28,625
Posted By Billieboy
There was an apprentice I knew, who gave the shop...

There was an apprentice I knew, who gave the shop foreman a lot of lip one day, later, he was taught how to make a hacksaw frame to take a standard blade. When the hacksaw was finished he was given a...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 30th March 2011, 13:59
Replies: 3
Views: 1,252
Posted By Billieboy
If you have Skype, then you don't need any other...

If you have Skype, then you don't need any other messenger thingies! The new multiple connection video is really good and free too!
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