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Old 27 November 2011, 13:17   #21
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Originally Posted by Courageous View Post
Hmmm..... we soot blew on our diesel boats once a week, so it's not an exclusively steamy only practice Anchorhandler. Black smoke could be any fuelling issue really as this evidently actually was. You are however right, age is starting to be an issue for me unlike the colleague of mine who must have run off with Whelk's dog at some stage

Yes, we blew our auxy's also..but like when we blew the main propulsion boilers,.... it was never during daylight hours
If you had vitnessed the density and duration of the smoke comming out you too would have realised it wasnt soot blowing but something more sinister.
You a fellow steam-queen perhaps?


C'est pas l'homme qui prend la mer, c'est la mer qui prend l'homme....
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Old 27 November 2011, 13:44   #22
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No, as I said, diesel boats. Sulzer and B&W's but we had major kettles on board for all of our Cargo pumps......

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