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by Emilio
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello from Massachusetts!
Replies: 30
Views: 10704

Re: Hello from Massachusetts!

I guess i’ll have to keep that in mind when the time comes. By that point i’ll be so far off the deep-end who knows what I’ll end up with. I’ve been talking with Roger of the Pearl Engine company regarding the casting kit I picked up. Great guy and VERY patient as I’ve been going back and forth aski...
by Emilio
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello from Massachusetts!
Replies: 30
Views: 10704

Re: Hello from Massachusetts!

Reflex glasses are more robust and give a more positive water level appearance (usually shows up much darker where the water is in the glass). They're much less prone to shattering and one would really have to try to break one. The downside is they're bulky, and should be blown down more frequently...
by Emilio
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello from Massachusetts!
Replies: 30
Views: 10704

Re: Hello from Massachusetts!

Lopez Mike - Thanks for the information. That setup sounds sensible and i’ll Be sure to keep it in mind when I pipe things up. So on the topic of water gauge glass setups, what is the preference between glass tube style (as found on residential boilers) with safety guards and the more robust reflex ...
by Emilio
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello from Massachusetts!
Replies: 30
Views: 10704

Re: Hello from Massachusetts!

Lopez Mike - Thanks for all of that information. I really agree about getting out there and enjoying the hobby. One thing that really stuck out to me (as someone who has his private pilots license) was the checklist. Even after tons of reading the actual steam circuit is a bit hazy to me beyond the ...
by Emilio
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello from Massachusetts!
Replies: 30
Views: 10704

Re: Hello from Massachusetts!

Lopez Mike - That’s great advice. I plan on trying to attend as many steamboat meets as possible (Lake Winnipesaukee at the least) so that should give me an opportunity to ride in some different hulls. I have an idea of what I want (classic fantail style hull) but like anything else reality vs expec...
by Emilio
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello from Massachusetts!
Replies: 30
Views: 10704

Re: Hello from Massachusetts!

RGSP - I will certainly check out those designs. I know I’ve browsed the site before but haven’t seriously looked. On another note, I found a steal of a deal on a Pearl Single Engine Casting Kit and will be picking it up in the next week or two. It’s one of the older Iron and Brinze kits before they...
by Emilio
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello from Massachusetts!
Replies: 30
Views: 10704

Re: Hello from Massachusetts!

RGSP - I will certainly check out those designs. I know I’ve browsed the site before but haven’t seriously looked. On another note, I found a steal of a deal on a Pearl Single Engine Casting Kit and will be picking it up in the next week or two. It’s one of the older Iron and Brinze kits before they...
by Emilio
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello from Massachusetts!
Replies: 30
Views: 10704

Re: Hello from Massachusetts!

Mike - If you do make it back in the area and it’s not an official opening day for the museum you can always reach out and request a tour and one of the docents can likely accommodate. Just something to keep in mind!
by Emilio
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello from Massachusetts!
Replies: 30
Views: 10704

Re: Hello from Massachusetts!

RGSP - 16ft is the sweet spot I was considering as well. I am considering a Pearl single and that should power a launch of that size nicely. Any specific Hull designsplans you recommend considering?
by Emilio
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello from Massachusetts!
Replies: 30
Views: 10704

Re: Hello from Massachusetts!

Lopez Mike - Thanks for the warm welcome. A used launch is certainly on my radar. The ones I have seen for sale have been either too far or too much for my budget. That said, please let me know when that boat is out up for sale as It may be worth investigating. I’ll be honest though, with most of my...