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    The other marine engineering series ones are pretty good too.

    Diesel Engines, A.J. Wharton & General Engineering Knowledge, another H D McGeorge book.



    In that series they also have steam boilers book and a instrument and control book that I know of.
    Imarest also have some other advanced books for different diesel engines.

    Mentioned previously by Clanky was http://marinediesels.info/, Rollo Tompkins website, he also has a set of books, but these are more suited to 2nd and Chiefs exams. Some of his Q&A answers are taken from the books mentioned above.

    A lot of these you can get on Kindle now too.
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    You don't need to spend a fortune buying LED torches, best to go look in camping shops, they usually have good ones for very cheap.

    I used to buy LED Lensers for a fortune, and they kept breaking on me, excluding the amazing head torch of theirs. But I spend 15 and got a torch as good as their 40 ones. And as a cadet you don't need anything that flash, you can get good ones for a couple of pounds!

    Only example:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/FordEx-Group...ords=LED+Torch
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  3. #23

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    This is a great list re books, thanks!

    My boss has just given me a load of new kit to keep off our last job (maybe a week old tops). two bacho shifters(8" & 12"), comfy tan safety boots, ear defenders (Peltor Optime III), a couple of pairs of knee pad inserts (haven't gotten a company boiler suit so not sure if they'll fit) and an iPad among other things. Can I use this as a cadet or do I need to use the company issue stuff?

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    Let me know if you get issued a company ipad, so I can send my application in

    The ppe will be useful and as a cadet...... Free stuff
    Trust me I'm a Chief.

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    Haha that'll be coming with me regardless! Portable movies and pdfs for fault finding! I figured I could use the company issue stuff as spares or for crappy jobs

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    Does anyone know if Fleetwood provide any of the above recommended books? Just double checking before purchasing for son starting FD engineering in a couple of weeks . Thanks

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    No one provides them, they will have them in the library
    Trust me I'm a Chief.

    Views expressed by me are mine and mine alone.
    Yes I work for the big blue canoe company.
    No I do not report things from here to them as they are quite able to come and read this stuff for themselves.


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  9. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefy View Post
    No one provides them, they will have them in the library
    Thanks Chiefy - was thinking as a starter pack to get 2 of the HD McGeorge books - the general engineering knowledge ( though third edition is 1991 - is it still current?) and the marine Auxilliary machinery one, and the DA Taylor Introduction to Marine Engineering. Is that a reasonable starter combo or would you add or replace any of these? Thanks

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    This thread has been dead for a while but I just wana recommend Olight torches. https://olightworld.com/store/flashlight.html They are small, bright and the magnet in the tail is super useful in the engine room! I have used one of the older Baton models through 4 contracts now and it shows no sign of failing even after a couple of oil baths and various falls.

 

 
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