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  1. Thread: How do they?

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    Re: How do they?

    So after puzzling over this the only possible solution I can come up with is to prevent her surfacing or settling is she must have to be in forward motion to counteract this, fins for diving up and...
  2. Thread: How do they?

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    Re: How do they?

    Nick forgive me as this is all new to me.


    We have now got her trimmed with water in her internal ballast tanks..
    Then we want to take her under so we start flooding her external tanks until she...
  3. Thread: How do they?

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    Re: How do they?

    ^
    So all the activity is conducted inside the vessel using her own power regarding moving the water totally immersed hull wise.
    Nice thanks.
  4. Thread: How do they?

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    Re: How do they?

    So it appears I was wrong on that one, oil or water.




    If I'd been asked about checking stability test on submerged submarines I must admit I would have thought they were kidding.
    As for...
  5. Thread: How do they?

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    Re: How do they?

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  6. Thread: How do they?

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    Re: How do they?

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    Googled. Article not reproduced.
  7. Thread: How do they?

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    Re: How do they?

    posted twice
  8. Thread: How do they?

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    Re: How do they?

    This reminded me of the following.

    In my early days I was asked to assist the design office to conduct the Stability Test on the completed Vessel at the Outfit Quay a job normally done by the...
  9. Thread: test ignore.

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    Re: test ignore.

    I was as trying to post photo's and thought I had picked the quietest corner on the Forums



    Those would be some of the people who hang on my every word Nick.

    174 now Nick and US haven't...
  10. Thread: test ignore.

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    test ignore.

    120477 Done Testing Ignore
  11. Thread: How do they?

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    Re: How do they?

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    Re: How do they?

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  13. Thread: spade bits

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    Re: spade bits

    "I would set the height at stem, stern and measure up to set the depth in the middle of the length, mark these heights on the shear streak and wrap a batten around it. Then stand well back and sight...
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    Re: Happy birthday to Andrew Craig-Bennett…

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    Re: Happy birthday to Andrew Craig-Bennett…

    Happy Birthday.

    Have a good one.

    Chippie.
  16. Thread: spade bits

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    Re: spade bits

    Bernadette the bit shown was as the name implies a "Dowel" bit.
    The blunt stub was inserted into the hole that had been drilled to accept the holding down bolt that secured the wood decking to the...
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    Re: Hearing test? Hearing aids?

    The best one I can tell occurred whilst I worked in shipbuilding.
    As you know there is a tremendous amount of industrial deafness in heavy industry and this included shipyards.
    The Company I was...
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    Re: Kicking in doors on tv or in movies

    Lhttp://forum.woodenboat.com/images/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by Chippie http://forum.woodenboat.com/images/buttons/viewpost-right.png
    If you made the lever. too long it would bend if...
  19. Thread: spade bits

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    Re: spade bits

    [QUOTE=Peerie Maa;6730863]I doubt it. There would be enough demand for a firm like Marples to make them. That one is a Marples & Son. For bunging wood decks laid on iron beams (and possibly for...
  20. Thread: spade bits

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    Re: spade bits

    Yes, and of course to different dimensions.

    I still have one I last used when laying wood decks in the 50's.


    They could be purchased too in certain ironmongers.
  21. Thread: spade bits

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    Re: spade bits

    Could be an adaptation of the old deck dowel bits bits we used to use??
  22. Thread: How do they?

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    Re: How do they?

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  23. Thread: How do they?

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    Re: How do they?

    Causes of the sinkingEdit

    "Shipyard technicians concluded that launching the Jolanda with all her fittings and furnishings already installed but without any coal or ballast resulted in the center...
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    Re: Kicking in doors on tv or in movies

    If you made the lever. too long it would bend if the weight was excessive if you made it thicker you may need another lever to operate the first lever :mad:

    Your turn Paul.
  25. Thread: How do they?

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    Re: How do they?

    Nick.

    As the article you submit that photograph from (?) reads, the launching or launch ways had nothing to do with this catastrophe it would have occurred had she been floated out of a dry dock....
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    Re: How did they do it.

    No the most problematic job I encountered I think occurred strangely was when I was in charge in one of the level building docks which I mentioned "removed most of the problems" earlier.

    The Ship...
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    Re: How did they do it.

    I think I have mentioned here that the Yards were in private hands in the 50's and they were reluctant to release money on ANYTHING.

    Hence the workforce became innovative and boy didn't the...
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    Re: How did they do it.

    A dumpy level can only do horizontal.

    Old fashioned ground it certainly was Nick.
  29. Thread: How do they?

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    Re: How do they?

    One of the last jobs the Liner Off did was erect plumb and level lines at various points on the vessel for reference before launching.

    Of course most of these problems have been eliminated with...
  30. Thread: How do they?

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    Re: How do they?

    True Nick the trim of the ship fore and aft less changeable than athwart ship the main problem is fitting out on an active tidal River is the ship ranging and this is a headache when having to...
  31. Thread: How do they?

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    Re: How do they?

    Correct Woxbox.

    Now what about all the other items that have to be erected plumb and level after the ship is launched?

    Wooden interior bulkheads and door frames, Derrick posts etc

    Or if the...
  32. Thread: How do they?

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    How do they?

    In numerous cases ships are minus their masts when after launching they travel to the Outfitting berth minus their masts due to inadequate clearance under bridges etc.

    As the vessel my never be...
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    Re: How did they do it.

    The sloped surface she is to be built on limits the length of producing a line long enough for our purpose.
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    Re: How did they do it.

    Can you describe how that would provide the required datum something tangible to work to as we weren't aware of that method?
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    Re: How did they do it.

    [QUOTE=Peerie Maa;6729141]Are you talking about the declivity or CL?
    Chalk lines were shewn to not be great. Over a long distance, even a light line will sag, so a dumpy level or light boxes were...
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    How did they do it.

    In the 60's I was taught how to mark the building berth to accept the single plates of the ship's keel.

    This involved a simple straight line inclined at a declivity of say 5/8" in a ft (For...
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    Re: The Queen is dead. Long live the King.

    "Don't you tell it to the breeze,
    'cause she will tell the birds and bees,
    And everyone will know."

    Yes they knew about that too, and used it as a means of communication?

    We mustn't underate...
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    Re: The Queen is dead. Long live the King.

    I recently watched a programme on TV and was about the organising of the Pomp on State occasions.
    As I have usually been against the cost I was being my critical self until one of the organisers...
  39. Re: There must be a moron in Bristol who can write.

    To the City Council.
    Dear Sir.

    The Watershed's a cinema in Bristol.
    Who's programmes are really abysmal.
    And I'm sending this tweet,
    Cos the kids in my street.
    Have become quite a...
  40. Thread: Climate.

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    Re: Climate.

    So you got a willing medico to bang the bricks did he have a attendant Nurse?

    i hope you didn't fancy her and were about to tell him you had changed your mind when he banged the bricks on your...
  41. Thread: Climate.

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    Re: Climate.

    I'm confused with that one, so I will hazard a guess.

    At 11 you decided what to do, finally plucked up courage when you were 24 and slammed your Balls with two bricks.

    I hope you kept your...
  42. Thread: Climate.

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    Re: Climate.

    "So my question is what part of Mankind is least effected by this increase in price and are there any alternatives."


    As the ability to answer a simple answer to my question #1 is proving...
  43. Thread: Climate.

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    Re: Climate.

    [QUOTE=rregge;6718763]Electricity is the answer, not the problem.
    If we switch from fossil fuels that burn carbon to using electricity produced from renewable sources.[/
    ...
  44. Re: What is the most important skill you were ever taught?

    "Never start a fight because if you loose it's TWO good hidings."

    From my Father.
  45. Thread: Climate.

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    Re: Climate.

    Quote
    "Electricity is one of carbon dioxide’s major causes. In Australia for example, as 73% of the electricity is derived from burning of coal and 13% of it comes from burning of gas. The 14%...
  46. Thread: Climate.

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    Re: Climate.

    Correct Paul, but I mention electricity because action to my mind has been taken to curb its use.
  47. Re: What is the most important skill you were ever taught?

    Did you assume that position after you ate those 50 eggs or were you standing straining biting on a leather strap?
  48. Thread: Climate.

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    Climate.

    The obvious method to reduce the threat of Global Warming is to reduce the use of electricity

    The quickest way to reduce it's use is to increase it's price.

    The largest proportion of the...
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    Re: Times have changed.

    Excluding WW1 I met my wife and we just got on with it and are still together so that's how I did it.
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    Re: Yet another unpopular opinion.

    As in single malts Andrew.
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