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by Lionel Connell
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Alphington Steam launch
Replies: 69
Views: 18346

Re: Alphington Steam launch

I have now applied the second layer of 10oz cloth to the hull and I am almost ready to paint. I can't buy proprietary brass or SS keel band here in Vietnam so I made my own by milling some rads onto brass strips. The bans was temporarily screwed into place then removed, all screw holes drilled out a...
by Lionel Connell
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Alphington Steam launch
Replies: 69
Views: 18346

Re: Alphington Steam launch

Perhaps it's best not to think about the amount of work involved with finishing the inside of the hull and fitting out!

Looking forward to it. Still need to build the boiler.

Lionel
by Lionel Connell
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Alphington Steam launch
Replies: 69
Views: 18346

Re: Alphington Steam launch

After a little diversion onto other projects I am back to working on my launch. I have now glued and bolted the outer stem and keel onto the boat and the keel and stem have been sheathed in 10oz glass. The hull has been sanded all over and is ready for the second and final layer of 10oz glass that w...
by Lionel Connell
Thu May 31, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Multi Fuel Burner MB 10/18
Replies: 24
Views: 5289

Re: Multi Fuel Burner MB 10/18

Hi Dietrich,

My burner arrived here safely thank you, I have not had a chance to play with it yet, I have been too busy making sawdust.

Lionel
by Lionel Connell
Thu May 31, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Alphington Steam launch
Replies: 69
Views: 18346

Re: Alphington Steam launch

Wow! What a lovely set of curves. It almost seems a pity that the underwater shape of the hulls of our boats seldom get seen. Thanks Pete, I am thinking that my launch will spend 99% of it's life sitting on it's trailer with a top cover on it, the underneath will be seen more often than the inside ...
by Lionel Connell
Wed May 30, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Alphington Steam launch
Replies: 69
Views: 18346

Re: Alphington Steam launch

Moving ahead with the outer stem and keel Steamed and then laminated the outer stem on the boat. https://scontent.fdad2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/32662638_1997337817261436_3539728671734497280_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=12760d1634f1ec6d093b2321c3d2c6c5&oe=5BBD9C56 Test fit of the trimmed stem on the boat http...
by Lionel Connell
Wed May 30, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Alphington Steam launch
Replies: 69
Views: 18346

Re: Alphington Steam launch

A little more trimming to go.

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by Lionel Connell
Wed May 16, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 15
Views: 2282

Re: Introduction

Hi Finley,

My name is Lionel and I live in Vietnam with my wife who is Vietnamese and I am building a steam boat, it sounds like we are almost cousins. I am sure that your questions are very welcome.


Lionel
by Lionel Connell
Mon May 14, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Alphington Steam launch
Replies: 69
Views: 18346

Re: Alphington Steam launch

Doing a fine job on it, looks good.
Thanks, with any luck I will be ready to flip it over in a couple of weeks. I'm getting read to steam the lamination for the outer stem today.

Lionel
by Lionel Connell
Sat May 12, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Alphington Steam launch
Replies: 69
Views: 18346

Re: Alphington Steam launch

I usually glue the scraps together to make a table top, be it a hardwood flooring job, or boat building planking, etc.
Yes, I can say that very little wood scrap makes it into the bin around here, it all gets used up making jigs for our production shop, tool holders for our benches etc.