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    02-15-2019, 10:59 AM
    boats replied to a thread Milling Vise Size? in General
    Setting up large flat work I use 123 blocks and hold down clamps, but you can run Kurt jaws outside and clamp large plates. I may try it one time. ...
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    02-15-2019, 09:11 AM
    boats replied to a thread Swivel eye? in General
    Another thing about straps if you lift from the bottom of a top heavy load they should be “married” at the top. Close to lift as possable. Wrap...
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    02-15-2019, 09:06 AM
    boats replied to a thread Swivel eye? in General
    One thing I always did heavy lifting on and off ships is double the gear each able to carry the load. If you use straps which I recommend it’s...
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    02-15-2019, 08:50 AM
    boats replied to a thread Milling Vise Size? in General
    If buying used off EBay and want the best Kurt 6 inch is less expensive than smaller or larger ones. I use a Kurt 4 inch on my Rockwell 6 1/2 inch...
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    02-12-2019, 10:43 PM
    The first Maersk ship is fairly large perhaps 95,000 tons 2nd small. She looks like one of the Flaged In American ships carrying government cargo. ...
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    02-12-2019, 09:25 PM
    Way off machining topics but, Look how deep that Maersk vessel is. New Panamamax class calls NJ first. Large China goods Import market Plenty of...
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    02-12-2019, 06:41 PM
    Ships are scrapped for various reasons. Obsolete most common. When the new enlarged Panama Canal locks were opened many older “Panamax” went to the...
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    02-12-2019, 01:32 PM
    boats replied to a thread Gage Block vs. Space Block in General
    They generally sell for less on eBay too. Might be a used set of quality spacer blocks is a better buy than Chinese gauge blocks. Boats
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    02-11-2019, 07:26 PM
    boats replied to a thread Lathe unloading in General
    You could use two engine hoist if space is avalable and both can get a grab. It’s common to marry cranes when making heavy lifts. Small job like a...
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    02-11-2019, 06:21 PM
    Apologies to all my steering complexity comment refered to the USS John McCain collision. The official reports McCain and Fitzgerald were...
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    02-11-2019, 05:41 PM
    All ships have emergency steering gear. It’s not intended to operate instantly. After steering station is not manned on a modern container ship....
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    02-11-2019, 11:38 AM
    I spent little time on large government ships, when in the CG mostly under 100 feet run by enlisted men, long time working in management for...
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    02-11-2019, 09:48 AM
    From a mariners point of few there are a few things obvious in this and other recent Navy accidents. US Navy officers are expected to serve in...
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    02-10-2019, 10:17 AM
    If you really want to buy a firearm from the US best get a Dealer experienced in handling the paperwork. Cheerys Fine Guns in Greensboro NC does a...
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    02-09-2019, 06:58 PM
    Never thought about leaving it in the tool holder. Am fussy about grinds little angle on the tool to make it part off the end and leave some cut...
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    02-09-2019, 02:58 PM
    Had it with my no name parting tool holder. Sliding wedge has gotten so sloppy the tool wants to pop out of the holder when tightened. Have to lay a...
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    02-01-2019, 10:10 PM
    boats replied to a thread Delrin for Bushings ? in General
    I read Nylon has the highest water absorption rate. Acetals (Delrin is one trade name) has the lowest Will see how it holds up. Boats
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    02-01-2019, 07:13 PM
    boats replied to a thread Delrin for Bushings ? in General
    I did not know that, thanks. These rudder post and linkage are under the transom deck, opens to a self bailing well cargo deck about 12x12 sqr....
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    02-01-2019, 04:36 PM
    boats replied to a thread Delrin for Bushings ? in General
    Many boats and ships do have balanced rudders. Mostly slow speed applications, like when a lot of water needs to be directed for slow turning under...
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    02-01-2019, 01:16 PM
    boats replied to a thread Delrin for Bushings ? in General
    Looked up PEEK on McMaster. That may be the stuff if the Delrin fails. They have a fiber filled Delrin too. Old bushings had fiber in the mix. ...
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    02-01-2019, 01:07 PM
    boats replied to a thread Delrin for Bushings ? in General
    Will have a look at PEEK, never heard of it before, not a lot of pressure on the bushings, made them a snug fit so very little slop. And opening up...
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    02-01-2019, 09:50 AM
    boats started a thread Delrin for Bushings ? in General
    Boat I work on casually needed new bushings in the steering gear. Two boats actually, they are ex Coast Guard 41 foot Utility Boats. Built to a high...
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    01-26-2019, 03:49 PM
    That’s a good chart, will print it out and put on my shop wall. Boats
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    01-25-2019, 09:36 PM
    Follow up on oil for the new Rotary. Looked at all the oils I had on hand and picked 90 wt gear oil fresh unopened container. I was not aware gear...
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    01-24-2019, 06:57 AM
    boats replied to a thread Atlas 12 vs Heavy 10 in General
    I moved from Atlas 12 to Logan 11, true capabilities (except Logan’s larger spindle) about the same. The Logan or a Southbend is a nicer machine than...
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    01-24-2019, 06:15 AM
    There you go, the Rockwell HGR has is a twin to mine. It’s 600 miles from my house, not to far to drive if somebody wants a quality mill. From a...
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    01-23-2019, 09:58 PM
    I bought a Rockwell off eBay for that kind of money, was set up in a home shop and running, talked to the seller before bidding, no issues. No...
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    01-20-2019, 10:01 AM
    Willy that’s what I was looking for data I can study and chose. Have some small experience delivering Lube oil to ships. Some very specific brand...
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    01-20-2019, 09:43 AM
    boats replied to a thread Abom79 Out on his own. in General
    Motions not going away business is booming in their segment. My guess is they will sub out work to Adam, work that he enjoys. Boats
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    01-19-2019, 06:21 PM
    boats replied to a thread Abom79 Out on his own. in General
    Adam is the real deal and has the finished work to prove it. Couple of shops around here like his, fix about anything Tugs, Dredges, Crane’s can...
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