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by ron parola
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Olfelt pt. Deux
Replies: 10
Views: 5282

Re: Olfelt pt. Deux

I see your luber and raise you one, Ha! full house. What I'd really like is one of the TINY Swift lubers, but real hard to find, it's ALL about style after all. I did buy a Lunkenheimer Banner one for a gas engine and modified it for steam use... maybe. It held pressure yesterday BUT will it lube, w...
by ron parola
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Olfelt pt. Deux
Replies: 10
Views: 5282

Re: Olfelt pt. Deux

well that certainly seems simple enough, and probably fool proof, I wonder if I could make it vertical? thanks rp
by ron parola
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Olfelt pt. Deux
Replies: 10
Views: 5282

Olfelt pt. Deux

After 2 expeditions WITHOUT being scalded or having to swim, it seems the boiler is a success. Wes timed it to 35psi in 13 minutes, I'm happy with that, and it makes more steam that we can use. In fact I found out that either my pressure gauge is off or my safety valve is off. We saw 210 psi while r...
by ron parola
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: S/S Martha
Replies: 3
Views: 2651

Re: S/S Martha

Welcome, glad to have you. Hope it all works out to your liking and hope you will be in the water, the boat that is, soon. Winter here is just about over and we had our first ride of the year last week. It really is a most enjoyable hobby and can be QUITE frustrating at times. Now I'm off the the SB...
by ron parola
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Loo Solutions
Replies: 11
Views: 6182

Re: Loo Solutions

Porta Potty works for the wife, but we do have a cuddy up front that it lives in and doors to enclose it, but yer head does stick out the top a bit... oh well. Now from what I understand it is legal to pee overboard (except maybe for the exposing yourself issue) BUT it's REALLY illegal to pee in a c...
by ron parola
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Fiction that involve steamboating or inspire your steamboati
Replies: 32
Views: 13658

Re: Fiction that involve steamboating or inspire your steamb

I didn't see any mention of the all time classic; Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel. A story full of drama, angst, and redemption.... at least as I remember it, being 6 or 7 at the time,maybe that's what started it all for me? Also check out Rudyard Kiplings; Steam Tactics, a short story about his ...
by ron parola
Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Boiler costs ?
Replies: 11
Views: 5676

Re: Boiler costs ?

Well I've got more than that in just metal for the one I just built,and that doesn't account for welding gas, rods, electricity, fittings insulation, and just general stuff. It's not a cheap endeavor, and unless you live in an industrial area, I DON'T, but we've got great wine!, finding good used st...
by ron parola
Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Option to dress up my stack
Replies: 37
Views: 12471

Re: Option to dress up my stack

I wrapped mine in brass sheet.... but ya GOTTA keep them polished then! rp
by ron parola
Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Anyone alive out there?
Replies: 11
Views: 7639

Re: Anyone alive out there?

alive and well, boiler done and waiting for foot operation and Xmas before swap. So steam stuff on hold AND 9in of rain today!! So no boat work for a while!! Cheers guys rp
by ron parola
Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: 230ft Steam yacht for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 7775

Re: 230ft yacht for sale

OLD news, already got MY bids in. Yeah RIGHT rp