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No news is good news from the fella with the Nissan! Made it to the ship, had to wait a few extra hours at Toronto airport as they lost my bag. How the heck do you loose a bag on a 2 1/2hr flight from a tiny airport with no connections? Bet is was an excuse for extra security screening. They wanted to send it to me next couple days by fed ex and had to explain to the guy that I was leaving on a cargo ship and really needed it to leave with me. Took them a bit but they found it. 
 

Trever is just about finished with the little Hyster, I’ve got the mechanical done before I left so think she’s about ready to go down the road. Into my second full shift on the ship now, pretty quiet engine room, as in not much work and actually quiet equipment wise even running full away. Never heard a main engine turbo this quiet. She’s a big Sulzer, around 13,000hp, two B&W generators at 720rpm and one wartsilla at 900rpm. We’ve got Woodward governor technicians on board rn as the main engine try’s to overspeed randomly during manoeuvring though. There has to be someone at the controls at all times till that’s resolved. 
 

I had the Detroitson running before I left, made sure the emergency damper was free so pops didn’t have to worry about a runaway if he moves it. He’s beefing up the coolant for winter and putting her in her shed next couple days. Got the Hyster XM65 Running yesterday also, charged the battery and she fired right up. Think that’s ready for sale mechanically just needs trevers touch on the appearance. 

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5 hours ago, jeeper61 said:

How does a 409 have enough displacement or RPMs for this set up?

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Think they make 750cfm in a 4500 dominator series but still that’s a metric F-ton of carb. It’s probably not actually “409” cube either, if I remember right the bore spacing is the same as BBC, possibly even bearing diameters. I’ve heard of guys putting big stroke to the W engines. Then old wedge chambers liked to rev too...

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32 minutes ago, AngrySailor said:

Think they make 750cfm in a 4500 dominator series but still that’s a metric F-ton of carb. It’s probably not actually “409” cube either, if I remember right the bore spacing is the same as BBC, possibly even bearing diameters. I’ve heard of guys putting big stroke to the W engines. Then old wedge chambers liked to rev too...

The motor looks to have AL heads on it,  the builder is a W head motor specialist 

 

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On 11/18/2023 at 1:26 PM, AngrySailor said:

L-L-LENCO....

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H pattern?? Ha! BANG BANG BANG.... GONE!

Very nice!! Can't wait to see the install.

Mike

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Speaking of boats, our buddy is back sailing again.. lol. on the Strongfield. he sent me videos of the engine room. It's still clean, and the big 5 cylinder chugs along smoothly. Lots of turbo whine though. I'd love to visit the engine room of the John D. Leitch. Big antiquated looking 5 cylinder with open rocker arms. Pretty cool engine. It has a nice cha-cha-cha exhaust note when ramping up for maneuvers. 

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On 11/21/2023 at 5:51 PM, AngrySailor said:

Think they make 750cfm in a 4500 dominator series but still that’s a metric F-ton of carb. It’s probably not actually “409” cube either, if I remember right the bore spacing is the same as BBC, possibly even bearing diameters. I’ve heard of guys putting big stroke to the W engines. Then old wedge chambers liked to rev too...

One carb is for starting 

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On 11/20/2023 at 1:02 PM, AngrySailor said:

Soo locks from my cabin. Heading out into Lake Superior now. Watch out! I’m on the throttle lads!

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Two longs and a short 

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19 hours ago, jeeper61 said:

Just make sure you let up a little when in the locks 

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Actually we have to apply a good bit of power to enter/exit the locks. The ship displaces nearly all the water from the lock, the ship may be moving walking pace but if you look between the ship side and lock wall it’s rushing out like mad. I’d have to check but our gross displacement loaded is around 50,000mT. We probably couldn’t ram the door at any speed but a small ship in a large lock like your picture sure could. 
 

Making port at Quebec City this morning at 0430. Miserable and snowing sideways here. 
 

Galley is up to their usual standards too. I’ve got a galley inspection due later today buddy’s not gonna like it...

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2 hours ago, AngrySailor said:

Actually we have to apply a good bit of power to enter/exit the locks. The ship displaces nearly all the water from the lock, the ship may be moving walking pace but if you look between the ship side and lock wall it’s rushing out like mad. I’d have to check but our gross displacement loaded is around 50,000mT. We probably couldn’t ram the door at any speed but a small ship in a large lock like your picture sure could. 
 

Making port at Quebec City this morning at 0430. Miserable and snowing sideways here. 
 

Galley is up to their usual standards too. I’ve got a galley inspection due later today buddy’s not gonna like it...

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Good luck with the galley situation.

How does the provisioning work?

Do they re-supply at every port?

Does the crew do the shopping or is an order placed and it’s delivered?

That Lenco looks like a long *******!

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6 hours ago, AngrySailor said:

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You boys have been puddle jumping too long.

Ain't ya heard of sour cream before??

Shoot.... when that goes bad.... cottage cheese!!!

Sprinkle on some black pepper, syrup or whatever your heart desires.

Stir it all up & pitch it over the side.

No one eats that s*** anyhow!!!!

Safe journey to ya!!

Mike

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On 11/26/2023 at 9:08 AM, jeeper61 said:

Just make sure you let up a little when in the locks 

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Someone going to get a talking to !

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On 11/26/2023 at 9:08 AM, jeeper61 said:

Just make sure you let up a little when in the locks 

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Iceberg ! 

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21 hours ago, jeeper61 said:

Good luck with the galley situation.

How does the provisioning work?

Do they re-supply at every port?

Does the crew do the shopping or is an order placed and it’s delivered?

That Lenco looks like a long *******!

Provisions usually twice per month, chief cook places an order and it’s delivered. There’s a pretty good food budget but buddy and some other cooks act like it’s coming out of their own pocket. He probably thinks he’s looking good to the company for saving money, I don’t think there is a financial incentive such as an under budget bonus for the chief cook. 
 

I cut the lock off the dry stores room before watch. There was NO F00KING COFFEE OUT! It was all locked up. Not anymore! Waiting to see the sh!t storm over that later today but I really don’t care. There will be mutiny if no coffee. 

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19 hours ago, Farmall Doctor said:

How do you deal with ice in the ballast tanks?

Not really an issue. When they’re empty the residual water is over 26’ below the surface. That slosh around a good bit too so never seen them freeze up enough to matter. Gotta watch the seabays for engine cooling water though, we recirculate the warm cooling water discharge back into the seabays rather than directly overboard in cold weather. 
 

check out these janky alarms... 5 1/4” floppy drive ffs...

Forklifts all listed online  no more “dibs” for locals  they all on the block now! 

four link parts in the works, thinking of fabricating similar front coil over set up. Would be long spring/shock and nearly compressed at ride height with a real soft rate to allow the front end to really transfer weight back on the launch. Not sure I want to go quite as hard as this guy but consider that proof of concept!

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