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Re: Marine Engineers

Posted: 18 Nov 2020, 05:30
by Stanley
See THIS Reuter's report on shipping rates to the US. I'll bet the seamen's wages don't go up!

Re: Marine Engineers

Posted: 18 Nov 2020, 10:25
by Invernahaille
Stanley,
Whenever there is a world disaster, there is always an opportunity to gouge out something from it.
The song "Blame it on the Kellys" springs to mind.

Re: Marine Engineers

Posted: 21 Nov 2020, 17:55
by Invernahaille

Re: Marine Engineers

Posted: 22 Nov 2020, 02:48
by Stanley
I once saw a compound engine in a field at a sawmill north of Prestwick and when I enquired it was the engine from Vital Spark, the man had bought it when she was converted to diesel.

Re: Marine Engineers

Posted: 26 Nov 2020, 08:33
by Invernahaille
Stanley.
What, was it a small triple expansion engine. I know they didn't have condensers, and they exhausted directly up the funnel, which made a puffing sound. Hence puffers.

Re: Marine Engineers

Posted: 27 Nov 2020, 04:35
by Stanley
If I remember rightly Robert it was a simple compound, a triple would have been too complicated.
The same man made pallets at his sawmill and his air compressor for running all the pneumatic equipment was an engine off a Sentinel steam wagon driven by an electric motor.

Re: Marine Engineers

Posted: 29 Nov 2020, 10:53
by Invernahaille
Stanley,
Needs must when the Devil drives. Necessity is the mother of invention.

Re: Marine Engineers

Posted: 10 Jan 2021, 10:02
by Tizer
Whatever next?...
`Can onboard rollercoasters save the cruise industry?' BBC

Re: Marine Engineers

Posted: 10 Jan 2021, 10:09
by Invernahaille
I saw that today.
I don't think anything they come up with would entice me. A nice relaxing cruise with no worries, that's me.

Re: Marine Engineers

Posted: 10 Jan 2021, 10:58
by Tizer
Perhaps instead of scrapping the old cruise ships we should convert them into hospital ships - not just for the covid outbreak but to make up for the shortage of hospital space we already had.

Re: Marine Engineers

Posted: 11 Jan 2021, 04:48
by Stanley
But remember that Covid on a cruise ship was almost like an incubation cell!

Re: Marine Engineers

Posted: 11 Jan 2021, 05:25
by Invernahaille
Stanley,
I had exactly the same thought when I read the post.

Re: Marine Engineers

Posted: 11 Jan 2021, 06:12
by Stanley
:good: