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V8Druid

V8Druid

do it as well as you can,but learn to do it better
Emergency call out at 4am to a job in Liverpool to carry out a repair to enable ship to sail.
what are that particular type of cable called Gus ... used a lot on cranes and damned if i can recall for sure, but seem to recall it being teleflex? bloody expensive, but very smooth and precise
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missing all their weather proof gaiters :unsure: :(
 
wee_gus

wee_gus

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what are that particular type of cable called Gus ... used a lot on cranes and damned if i can recall for sure, but seem to recall it being teleflex? bloody expensive, but very smooth and precise
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missing all their weather proof gaiters :unsure: :(
Evening Druid, they are indeed Bowden teleflex push pull cables,

They operated the handle pulling the cables under load, whilst doing this the bulkhead nuts came slack due to the bracket snapping, causing the cables to break, hence to gaiters, we had to repair these and repair the bracket, nobody on UK had any cables of the correct spec and unfortunately it’s not a case to just replace with a like for like when dealing with the likes for DNV GL, they wanted a full MOC (management of change procedure) with a like for like comparison of the cables if we were to replace.
OEM Quoted 14 days for new cables
 
Grahams

Grahams

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Emergency call out at 4am to a job in Liverpool to carry out a repair to enable ship to sail.
That is a fair trek at 4am to weld up a bracket. Got to be a couple of hundred mile.
 
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craig

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That is a fair trek at 4am to weld up a bracket. Got to be a couple of hundred mile.
Just thinking exactly the same. Bad enough getting woken up for a call out, but then having a trek like that, to get to the job.
 
Komatsu

Komatsu

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That is a fair trek at 4am to weld up a bracket. Got to be a couple of hundred mile.
Just thinking exactly the same. Bad enough getting woken up for a call out, but then having a trek like that, to get to the job.
But...that’s the sort of service that you want from someone though when the chips are down, someone who you can rely on and get you out of the shit🙂.
 
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Monkeybusiness

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Just thinking exactly the same. Bad enough getting woken up for a call out, but then having a trek like that, to get to the job.
I’d imagine there was a big payday attached to that service though!!!
 
V8Druid

V8Druid

do it as well as you can,but learn to do it better
Evening Druid, they are indeed Bowden teleflex push pull cables,

They operated the handle pulling the cables under load, whilst doing this the bulkhead nuts came slack due to the bracket snapping, causing the cables to break, hence to gaiters, we had to repair these and repair the bracket, nobody on UK had any cables of the correct spec and unfortunately it’s not a case to just replace with a like for like when dealing with the likes for DNV GL, they wanted a full MOC (management of change procedure) with a like for like comparison of the cables if we were to replace.
OEM Quoted 14 days for new cables
Hi Gus .. they'm great cables ... HTF you manage to repair 'em ? :oops::unsure: or were they intact internally? can believe they're not on the shelf .... usually individually made to a specific brief, hence the 14 days :rolleyes::(

well done on repairing them ... I've had a few apart and they're a real sack of worms ..... like trying to juggle buttered spaghetti :whistle::unsure::oops:
 
wee_gus

wee_gus

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Yea 212mile there, was there for just before 9am. By the time we did the repair and test up and running by 1200.
I don’t think it helped that everywhere was shut locally, they tried a few breakdown companies locally. I’ve done work for them in the past and they paid ok.
I just charged accordingly, travel to and from + mileage and then doing the job, nothing unreasonable. Customer happy he was up and running same day so to me that’s the main thing. Within half an hour of me leaving I had their top management in Amsterdam on the phone thanking me.

I’m only a small business, I try to help out of I can, I always try to go above and beyond for my customers thus they keep coming back.
 
wee_gus

wee_gus

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Hi Gus .. they'm great cables ... HTF you manage to repair 'em ? :oops::unsure: or were they intact internally? can believe they're not on the shelf .... usually individually made to a specific brief, hence the 14 days :rolleyes::(

well done on repairing them ... I've had a few apart and they're a real sack of worms ..... like trying to juggle buttered spaghetti :whistle::unsure::oops:
Internally perfect, just the damage at the crimp where it comes to the external tube. Was a bit of a nightmare but trial and error and we got it working.
 
V8Druid

V8Druid

do it as well as you can,but learn to do it better
.....Within half an hour of me leaving I had their top management in Amsterdam on the phone thanking me.

I’m only a small business, I try to help out of I can, I always try to go above and beyond for my customers thus they keep coming back.
and that's what makes the effort worthwhile .. aside from getting paid ..... being appreciated will get them the same service again and again (y) (y)
 
V8Druid

V8Druid

do it as well as you can,but learn to do it better
Internally perfect, just the damage at the crimp where it comes to the external tube. Was a bit of a nightmare but trial and error and we got it working.
lucky chap ..... good job the ribbons weren't busted or were they the round cored ones
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great cables ... when in one piece
 
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