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Search: Posts Made By: skilly57
Forum: The Engine Room 8th January 2020, 15:39
Replies: 23
Views: 1,907
Posted By skilly57
On YouTube is a series of video clips taken on/in...

On YouTube is a series of video clips taken on/in the SS United States.
I'll try and post this link to the engine rooms/boiler rooms clip.

Click on the link below.
...
Forum: The Engine Room 3rd January 2020, 12:19
Replies: 23
Views: 1,907
Posted By skilly57
When in Boston in December 2014 I visited the USS...

When in Boston in December 2014 I visited the USS Constitution Museum and purchased the book mentioned by Ninja in Post#8.

A very good read, and also in there is the statement that all of William...
Forum: The Engine Room 31st December 2019, 23:12
Replies: 76
Views: 6,484
Posted By skilly57
Almost expect Humperdink to come around the...

Almost expect Humperdink to come around the corner!!

Happy New Year Robin.

Gotta say, the 2.4 ton per side Gardner installation looks far nicer than those screaming little half-ton Fodens. The...
Forum: The Engine Room 30th December 2019, 03:09
Replies: 76
Views: 6,484
Posted By skilly57
The RNZN had 16 x 72 ft HDMLs delivered in 1943 -...

The RNZN had 16 x 72 ft HDMLs delivered in 1943 - all built in USA with Greymarine diesels. In the late 1950s the Greys were replaced by marinised Foden 2-stroke truck engines. The Foden Mk 1s and Mk...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th December 2019, 13:45
Replies: 34
Views: 2,594
Posted By skilly57
Dannic, re the vibrations experienced on the...

Dannic, re the vibrations experienced on the first voyage (and for the first year actually), the Lips propellers installed at the time of re-engineing were designed to operate with what are called...
Forum: The Engine Room 28th December 2019, 09:25
Replies: 34
Views: 2,594
Posted By skilly57
Russell, they are MAN B&W 9L58/64 models. These...

Russell, they are MAN B&W 9L58/64 models.
These engines have a palm just below the piston that enabled the piston to be removed out the top of the liner, and the rod to be removed out the crankcase...
Forum: The Engine Room 27th December 2019, 08:02
Replies: 34
Views: 2,594
Posted By skilly57
Russell, When the 9 diesels went in, they were...

Russell,
When the 9 diesels went in, they were resiliently mounted. You could feel a bit of vibration on start-up as the engine revs rose, but once at 400 rpm, little was felt from above.
With the...
Forum: The Engine Room 24th December 2019, 12:43
Replies: 34
Views: 2,594
Posted By skilly57
Blueprint, Go to the QE2StoryForum. The owner,...

Blueprint,
Go to the QE2StoryForum. The owner, Rob Lightbody, from Glasgow, is son of the engineer who was responsible for the installation & testing of the steam plant on QE2. Rob has probably got...
Forum: The Engine Room 2nd October 2019, 07:22
Replies: 71
Views: 9,719
Posted By skilly57
Japanese Niigata marine engines have a...

Japanese Niigata marine engines have a left-handed valve just below the fuel lever for the local air start control and blowing over. Works fine, ONCE YOU KNOW it is left-handed!!
Forum: The Engine Room 22nd September 2019, 09:18
Replies: 16
Views: 2,348
Posted By skilly57
Henry - you forgot to mention the PMS! The...

Henry - you forgot to mention the PMS!

The Planned Maintenance System covers every piece of machinery on a ship. Some office wallah will give every large & small item of machinery/system a code...
Forum: The Engine Room 10th August 2019, 08:55
Replies: 89
Views: 18,462
Posted By skilly57
Bob (Post #84...

Bob (Post #84 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=24) ), I was given a guided tour through the Collins Class sub HMAS Farncombe in 2000. E.O. was telling me about the...
Forum: The Engine Room 12th May 2019, 09:16
Replies: 89
Views: 18,462
Posted By skilly57
Alby2, it wasn't a naval architect that mounted...

Alby2, it wasn't a naval architect that mounted them like that - it was a marine engineer - he was C/E on the original Golden Bay I, stood by dev Ligar Bay during building at Henry Robb's in Leith,...
Forum: The Engine Room 10th May 2019, 06:27
Replies: 89
Views: 18,462
Posted By skilly57
Varley - luv it!! And Alby, yes, not a...

Varley - luv it!!

And Alby, yes, not a problem.

These 2 generators are in mv Golden Bay II (keel laid 4th May 1978, Robb Caledon Yard No. 572, Dundee). From build until 2017 the ship was...
Forum: The Engine Room 6th May 2019, 16:39
Replies: 89
Views: 18,462
Posted By skilly57
Alby, the yard installed the Paxmans on the...

Alby, the yard installed the Paxmans on the generator flat with a large engine-sized opening in the deck plate underneath each machine. There was a drainable drip tray fitted over this hole, which...
Forum: The Engine Room 23rd April 2019, 15:15
Replies: 89
Views: 18,462
Posted By skilly57
One of two Paxman 8RPHCZ generators, built 1978,...

One of two Paxman 8RPHCZ generators, built 1978, survey photos from July 2016, and still going strong today, with life envisaged to last another 8-9 years! If the head studs stay in the blocks!
...
Forum: The Engine Room 31st March 2019, 08:15
Replies: 55
Views: 8,327
Posted By skilly57
Should have looked up my book earlier - I was...

Should have looked up my book earlier - I was running 4 x MAN 32/40s on a seismic ship back in early 2014. The Viking Sky engines (MAN 32/44) were developed from the 32/40s.
We didn't have any...
Forum: The Engine Room 30th March 2019, 03:37
Replies: 55
Views: 8,327
Posted By skilly57
Engineer Super probably now in line for managing...

Engineer Super probably now in line for managing director's job! Most places I have been, if someone makes a major stuff-up (if they admit it was them), then instant promotion is normally in order!
...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th March 2019, 12:08
Replies: 55
Views: 8,327
Posted By skilly57
Just spent some time studying the MAN online...

Just spent some time studying the MAN online photos of these engines. They cannot be wet sump - the sump volume is too small.
QE2 was re-engined with 9 x 9L58/64 engines (227 tons each inc the...
Forum: The Engine Room 28th March 2019, 15:52
Replies: 55
Views: 8,327
Posted By skilly57
Brian (post #14...

Brian (post #14 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=14) ),

In NZ, W.A., & Tasman sea operations I have been involved in, if you run your oil levels just above the...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 28th March 2019, 06:16
Replies: 103
Views: 16,369
Posted By skilly57
Well, I have to commend the investigation results...

Well, I have to commend the investigation results - they haven't tried to hide the cause. Low Oil Pressure!

With the heavy rolling, and the engine oil tanks apparently not containing enough oil,...
Forum: The Engine Room 28th March 2019, 06:14
Replies: 55
Views: 8,327
Posted By skilly57
Well, I have to commend the investigation results...

Well, I have to commend the investigation results - they haven't tried to hide the cause. Low Oil Pressure!

With the heavy rolling, and the engine oil tanks apparently not containing enough oil,...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th March 2019, 03:12
Replies: 103
Views: 16,369
Posted By skilly57
Had to laugh when I saw that statement from one...

Had to laugh when I saw that statement from one of the escaping passengers! "The captain and the bosun threw the anchor overboard"!

I had visions of three 'Pop Eyes' straining all their muscles to...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th March 2019, 00:51
Replies: 103
Views: 16,369
Posted By skilly57
With pax talking of feeling a 'Shudder' before...

With pax talking of feeling a 'Shudder' before the propulsion failure - I wonder of she had rolled far enough to lift one prop partially out of the water? Decades ago I was on a bulk carrier...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th March 2019, 15:09
Replies: 14
Views: 2,889
Posted By skilly57
Thanks Graham for posting the link to Karsten's...

Thanks Graham for posting the link to Karsten's site - some of those photos remind me of a couple of wild trans-Tasman voyages back in the 80s in a low-freeboard bulk carrier (we had 3 ABs walk off...
Forum: The Engine Room 26th March 2019, 14:35
Replies: 55
Views: 8,327
Posted By skilly57
Jock, You are correct. Having been at sea...

Jock,

You are correct. Having been at sea from 1969 until 2017, I have seen the insidious, never-ending creep of so-called 'Enhanced electronics' into ship's machinery spaces & cargo pump rooms...
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