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A/TEL
28th March 2003, 20:53
ROISIN WAS DELAYED IN LEAVING MIAMI FLORIDA BY OVER 24HRS AS SHE ENCOUNTERED SEVERE ENGINE PROBLEMS. SHE LEFT SOMETIME ON THE 26TH WHEN HER E.T.D. WAS A.M. 25TH. APPARENTLY THE ENGINES COULDNY BE STARTED UP. IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY WHEN SHE FIRST ARRIVED IN HAULBOWLINE THERE WAS PROBLEMS IN STARTING THE ENGINES DUE TO A COMPUTER PART MALFUNCTIONING AND A NOT HAVING A SPARE IN THE STORES. WHAT A PLACE TO HAPPEN THIS TIME THOUGH, EMBARRASSING IS THE WORD ME THINKS..............
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Vice Admiral
30th March 2003, 21:16
Is she still under warranty?

hptmurphy
31st March 2003, 14:48
sounds abit like the government jet hee! hee!

Tucco
1st April 2003, 23:12
Ha, she got out of Miami, hit rough weather and had to seek shelter in ---BARBADOS.
Oh, what hardship for the crew. lol.:D

ranger
3rd April 2003, 23:41
do you mean the bahamas?

Goldie fish
6th April 2003, 16:43
Either way she got home safely last week,seems to have towed some carribean sunshine with her to Cob-h

ranger
6th April 2003, 19:42
probably just a sparking plug problem???

Goldie fish
8th April 2003, 04:25
a wha? :confused:

ranger
8th April 2003, 05:43
aplug biy , aru def ?

Goldie fish
9th April 2003, 03:14
In relation to the type of engine fitted to Roisin,what do you mean by a sparking plug exactly? Is this actual information or are you just trying unsuccessfully to be funny?
Please enlighten me!:confused:

hptmurphy
9th April 2003, 21:33
diesel engin0 s don't use spark plugs and are started using a compressed air cartrigde which turns the eingine over and introduces fuel in to the heater plugs which are preheated to enable ignition hence the initial puff of smoke from the funnel when the fuel is ignited.diesal has to be ignited under compression and will not ignite if a unpressurised source below 21 degrees is introduced.

Goldie fish
10th April 2003, 00:32
Thanks murf..thats what I thought also..