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by RNoe
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Steaming Season
Replies: 16
Views: 418

Re: Steaming Season

Lopez Mike:
Living on Lopez Island, do you cross paths with Keith Sternberg?
He's a stunning collection of marine steam experience.

Keith and I are primarily connected through our steam locomotives. Steam launches next.
RussN
by RNoe
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Steaming Season
Replies: 16
Views: 418

Re: Steaming Season

Ron:
Glad you re ready for winter. Many systems to protect on your Tug.
I just winterized my two Russian motorcycles, and fear my steam launch won't be ready for a test run before winter.
Fall is definitely setting in here this weekend.
RusssN
by RNoe
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Steaming Season
Replies: 16
Views: 418

Re: Steaming Season

not keeping track of miles but we have been out quite a few times, have my3 day steam meet coming up in October....where are you from and what are you building ? steamdon-jr: I'm finishing the restoration of a 17-ft Thistle sailboat that has been Steamed. You can review my thread about this boat. h...
by RNoe
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Steaming Season
Replies: 16
Views: 418

Re: Steaming Season

Wesley:
Thanks for your response.
I will now register my serious jealousy of your steaming adventures.
My S.L. is still several weeks away from first testing.
All in due time, and then winter will be here...
Cheers and Good Steam,
RussN
by RNoe
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Steaming Season
Replies: 16
Views: 418

Steaming Season

The lack of activity here might indicate everyone is out in their steam launches having fun.
Or I have no idea of the normal traffic here. Quite possible.

'Hope you are all out enjoying your Steam Machines.
RussN
by RNoe
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Searching for my Steamboat's History
Replies: 18
Views: 929

Re: Searching for my Steamboat's History

I am fine with any topic and location "adjustments" the Board Managers choose to do.
I'm the newbie here.
Russ
by RNoe
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Searching for my Steamboat's History
Replies: 18
Views: 929

Re: Searching for my Steamboat's History

RGSP: I agree with your observations about hull and shaft flexibility. That was quite apparent when I observed that I could change the position of the red laser alignment dot simply by changing the position of my feet in the hull. The hull is also a thin cold-molded wood structure, so I do expect al...
by RNoe
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Searching for my Steamboat's History
Replies: 18
Views: 929

Re: Searching for my Steamboat's History

Thanks, Pete. So... which one of us will get our boat back into the water first? I'm not proposing competition, just being realistic about life's interruptions. Because my recovering shoulder precludes some of the hefty metal work needed to finish the cab roof of my latest steam locomotive, I'm putt...
by RNoe
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Searching for my Steamboat's History
Replies: 18
Views: 929

Re: Searching for my Steamboat's History

Continued: I drew a target on a piece of white tape, placed over the opening of the flywheel shaft receptacle. The laser shined through the shaft log onto the target. By tightening the 11 bolts properly, I aligned the laser onto the center of the target. Alignment achieved! Picture while I was align...
by RNoe
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Searching for my Steamboat's History
Replies: 18
Views: 929

Re: Searching for my Steamboat's History

More progress: I got the prop shaft cutlass bearing/support installed and aligned. Also installed the shaft and prop, and have it all running nicely on compressed air. Some photos and descriptions below of the process. I machined a sleeve to hold a laser gun-sight alignment tool, centered in the Cut...