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by Titan
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Heavy Duty Trailer cover
Replies: 6
Views: 1348

Re: Heavy Duty Trailer cover

Many thanks for the responses. In the past I have found that flapping can destroy a tarp in minutes, so I have been concentrating on that aspect. Plenty of evenly spaced tie downs and good support helps. Probably going to go for the heavy duty truck type.
by Titan
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: River Song
Replies: 10
Views: 3263

Re: River Song

cyberbadger wrote:
Titan wrote: It also tends to suggest that the propeller is well matched to the engine.
What are the prop specs?

-CB
16x16 1/2
by Titan
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: River Song
Replies: 10
Views: 3263

Re: River Song

:o Wow, super! She's certainly licking along, any idea how fast? Not really, did not have anything handy to measure speed with. Could have done something with the phone but I was too busy enjoying myself. All I can say is that it was a very respectable speed, and almost certainly the fastest that b...
by Titan
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: River Song
Replies: 10
Views: 3263

Re: River Song

Really been remiss in not keeping this thread up to date! Got the boiler retubed last autumn, and she passed her test this spring. I have now had her on the water a few times, and as I am now getting the knack of firing her, I am pleased to say she runs very well indeed, despite the leaking glands o...
by Titan
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Heavy Duty Trailer cover
Replies: 6
Views: 1348

Heavy Duty Trailer cover

I need to make a bespoke cover for my boat to protect it from the elements whilst being towed. I am looking for a suitable material. Years ago I had a small trailer with a heavy duty cover which was somewhat stretchy. This material would be ideal but I do not know what it was, and I am struggling to...
by Titan
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Photobucket embed fix.
Replies: 2
Views: 1840

Photobucket embed fix.

Dear fellow forum members, It seems someone wrote an app for google chrome that, when installed, will rid you of those damn photobucket P500 upgrade rectangles and will allow you to see the embedded photos again in older posts. How to use ? 0. Use google chrome as your browser 1. Go here: https://ch...
by Titan
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: River Song
Replies: 10
Views: 3263

Re: River Song

Well the winner, as I almost expected, is River Song! Unfortunately I have had a slight setback. last weekend I was hoping that I would be celebrating raising steam for the first time. A preliminary hydraulic test was done on the boiler to prove its integrity. Unfortunately it proved it needed a ret...
by Titan
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: River Song
Replies: 10
Views: 3263

Re: Name for my new (to me) launch

Looks like you accidentally voted for Songlines!
by Titan
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: River Song
Replies: 10
Views: 3263

River Song

It won't be too long until my boat is ready to hit the water so I am considering the name. She is an 18.5 foot steam launch with a VFT boiler, and a Stuart Swan twin providing the power. She is a puffer so confined to rivers/canals/lakes etc. She has had one previous owner, and the name she has carr...
by Titan
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Slipways on canals UK northwest
Replies: 15
Views: 5956

Re: Slipways on canals UK northwest

This is exactly what I was advocating for the SBA. The big problem (as envisaged) is that it requires the end-users to do the updating and policing and unfortunately human nature being what it is . . . Perhaps SBA could just add a link to the site. Unfortunately I have just been on the site and it ...