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by Centurion
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Boiler Lagging
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Boiler Lagging

Help! I have not figured out to best utilize the search feature here to find the answer to my question which is: I have a 20 year old boiler purchased several years ago that has the boiler lagging falling apart. The copper straps holding the lagging are failing resulting in lagging starting to fall ...
by Centurion
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Cladding Problem - Need Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 2476

Cladding Problem - Need Advice

HELP! I have a Benson Mtn. boiler on a Elliott Bay hull. During the winter, all the straps holding the cladding on the boiler let loose (corroded pop rivets on hardware) letting the cladding fall loose around the boiler. I've repaired the strap fittings but have no idea how to collect all the loose ...
by Centurion
Sat May 04, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: How to Install Brass Trim Between Hull and Deck??
Replies: 8
Views: 3513

How to Install Brass Trim Between Hull and Deck??

I have a 20 year old 23' Elliott Bay Hull and want to dress it up with brass trim where the hull joins the deck. I guess it might even be called a rub rail since that location is the outermost profile of the hull. It appears that the best option might be half round oval brass that comes in coils. If...
by Centurion
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Rally Reports
Topic: Antique Boat Museum Meet in Clayton, NY - What happened??
Replies: 1
Views: 2635

Antique Boat Museum Meet in Clayton, NY - What happened??

Went last year around this time and had fun. Have seen nothing about it this year. What happened?
by Centurion
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: I HATE Hand Hole Covers
Replies: 16
Views: 5295

Re: I HATE Hand Hole Covers

It's a matter of what quality of water is used when steaming, whether the boiler is left with water in or emptied over winter and how many hours steaming the boiler does- it has nothing at all to do with personal opinion on whether it's a pain or not- having a blow-out on an inspection hatch can an...
by Centurion
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: I HATE Hand Hole Covers
Replies: 16
Views: 5295

Re: I HATE Hand Hole Covers

To each his own, but I would not be removing the handholes covers annually. No need to do that, unless your state requires them removed annually for re-certification. And I would not remove and replace them in a confined motion restricted access area where their alignment with gasket and mating sur...
by Centurion
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: I HATE Hand Hole Covers
Replies: 16
Views: 5295

I HATE Hand Hole Covers

Arghhh! Need to vent. Benson Mountain boiler on a Beckman hull. To winterize, I open up the bottom hole covers to completely dry out the bottom of the boiler. That's easy. Just loosen the nut an fiddle with the cover a little to get it out. Then,,, the covers have to go back in the spring. THAT IS H...
by Centurion
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Fabric Canopy Fringe - Where to Get It??
Replies: 3
Views: 2741

Fabric Canopy Fringe - Where to Get It??

I'm interested in adding a scalloped fabric fringe to the outside edge of the canopy on Black Eagle. Where would I find something like that? Would I have to make it from scratch??

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by Centurion
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Lightning Vulnerability for Steamboats.
Replies: 16
Views: 8633

Re: Lightning Vulnerability for Steamboats.

I'd expect a drunken fool going full tilt in a speedboat would be a much greater worry than a lightning strike. It seems the conventional wisdom on lightning strikes on smaller vessels is that on the rare occasions it occurs, the electrical discharge hits the highest metal and then runs in a cone s...
by Centurion
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Lightning Vulnerability for Steamboats.
Replies: 16
Views: 8633

Re: Lightning Vulnerability for Steamboats.

As the OP and a newbie, my steamboat is docked at a boat access only camp in the Adirondacks of upstate NY. The marina where we park our car is 5 miles away from our camp. As a result, I have needed to steam the 5 miles many times with what currently seems to be the ever present forecast of scattere...