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Old 31st December 2012, 14:17
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Originally Posted by averheijden View Post
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I never sailed with a 3-Legged, so I like to know, was that normal on a 3-Legged Doxford that you had 2 Spare Cylinder Liners on board?
That look much to me.

A HAPY NEW YEAR TO ALL THE DOXFORD LOVERS

Alfons
Certainly on the 58JS3s we only designed the ships to carry 1 spare liner but I seem to recall City of Bristol (2 x 60[?]LB3) that there were "quite a few" although I' not sure why as she ran on diesel and the wear rates were very low. However I think in her early days she had a few liners crack.
Someone was asking about the 58JS3s having the starting assister when the old LB3 didn't - I think that was 'cos the LBs had side cranks at 180 degrees to the main crank but all the turbo charged engines had the side cranks leading by about 8 degrees
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