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by Davis Dry Dock
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: A new-old 25' launch
Replies: 14
Views: 1246

Re: A new-old 25' launch

Well, A friend and I made the trip over to the Muskoka area of Ontario this past weekend to deliver the hull to a very talented local (if not to me...) craftsman for an initial survey and stabilization. I'll keep you posted... Photo is on a rainy morning in Barry's Bay, Ontario, next to one of the o...
by Davis Dry Dock
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: A new-old 25' launch
Replies: 14
Views: 1246

Re: A new-old 25' launch

As others have said, restoring the hull to "new" condition is a very skilled job, and expensive, and furthermore is dubious from the point of view of conservation, because a lot of slightly rotten but original timbers will need to be thrown away. As Pete says, documenting the hull is as important a...
by Davis Dry Dock
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: A new-old 25' launch
Replies: 14
Views: 1246

Re: A new-old 25' launch

At this point, the only thing I'm sure of is that I've just stepped onto a steep learning curve! Seriously though, the plan is to take the hull to a shipwright for a thorough evaluation. Gallanach, I'm sorry to hear that your experience with an original boat didn't work out, restoration of anything ...
by Davis Dry Dock
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: A new-old 25' launch
Replies: 14
Views: 1246

A new-old 25' launch

Hi everybody, I'm happy to be able to say that after years of dreaming and planning, and a good dose of serendipity, I'm in the very early stages of putting together a new steam launch. Nearly a year ago, Greg Simpson got in touch to say that he'd become aware of an interesting pre-1900 wooden hull ...
by Davis Dry Dock
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: My column-style steamengine
Replies: 74
Views: 18248

Re: My column-style steamengine

That will no doubt work like a wonder and has the added advantage of looking much nicer than the ball valve ;)
by Davis Dry Dock
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: Southworth Steam Pump 12" for sale plus other stuff
Replies: 10
Views: 7312

Re: Southworth Steam Pump 12" for sale plus other stuff

If he doesn't, I have two :)
The mail from Canada might be a bit slow, however...
by Davis Dry Dock
Sun May 31, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: Southworth Steam Pump 12" for sale plus other stuff
Replies: 10
Views: 7312

Re: Southworth Steam Pump 12" for sale plus other stuff

Hi Severn,

I sent you a PM. I'm curious to know if the pump might still be available.

Cheers,

Davis Dry Dock
by Davis Dry Dock
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Modern History
Replies: 7
Views: 1862

Re: Modern History

Ha!

Mike: too funny. I’ll keep my eyes open and you let me know if you spot any steals. Thanks for the welcome!

As for steel hulls. I’m sort of in the young and stupid category, and I have this idea that I’d like a wooden hull. Maybe reading more will change my mind....

M & W
by Davis Dry Dock
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Modern History
Replies: 7
Views: 1862

Modern History

Good evening ladies and gents, I've been flipping through the pages of Steamboats and Modern Steam Launches and have been trying to soak up as much info as I can... But I was struck by two things: the seeming availability (for those willing to dig hard enough!) of well-built engines. In the classifi...
by Davis Dry Dock
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello from Montreal
Replies: 8
Views: 6117

Re: Hello from Montreal

Hey Wesley, Always nice to hear from people who have French-Canadian roots. Sometimes when I drive through Maine it feels like it MUST have been part of Quebec once, but of course that’s not true. The quantity of French names could make you wonder! The Lachine Canal is indeed up and running again, a...