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by DetroiTug
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Engine mounting angle?
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: Engine mounting angle?

A billion +/- inboard speedboats, simply mounted the engine in line with the prop shaft and used a rigid coupler. That is how the tug is, no issue with it whatsoever. The engine is leveled and aligned with wood wedges under the motor mounts. Keep in mind there is some power loss going through a join...
by DetroiTug
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: My column-style steamengine
Replies: 46
Views: 2234

Re: My column-style steamengine

Dietrich,

Good job on the check valves, I like the disc type check valves also. Ball checks are not as reliable.

-Ron
by DetroiTug
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: DetroiTug's Tug is going together
Replies: 377
Views: 145688

Re: DetroiTug's Tug is going together

Steam driven refrigeration compressor? haha The thought has crossed my mind. It's really not bad in the engine room if heading in to the wind, down wind is another story. -Ron If the river water is cool enough, you could probably get away with just running a small single-pipe fancoil off of an inve...
by DetroiTug
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: DetroiTug's Tug is going together
Replies: 377
Views: 145688

Re: DetroiTug's Tug is going together

Kno, Quote: "Do you have a cabin in it for sleeping or is it just a day cruiser?" I've overnighted on it for as long as five days. There is room on each side of the cabin for a fold out cot, it's cramped but it works. Then there is hot and cold running water at the sink. There is a portable electric...
by DetroiTug
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Anoraks Corner
Topic: Quiet on here?
Replies: 30
Views: 1541

Re: Quiet on here?

Quote: "That was nearly two decades ago mind you... When people were less prone to having extreme stances or making extreme decisions, and were more likely to work together to find a solution that worked for everyone." A lot has changed in 20 years. Now people are trying to outlaw drinking straws, c...
by DetroiTug
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Anoraks Corner
Topic: Quiet on here?
Replies: 30
Views: 1541

Re: Quiet on here?

Cool video, I met Charlie over at Waterford NY, during the steam meet.

-Ron
by DetroiTug
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: DetroiTug's Tug is going together
Replies: 377
Views: 145688

Re: DetroiTug's Tug is going together

Yes, the people are very friendly here and the area is beautiful and clean. I'm done with the big cities of the north. Harsh messy long winters, a changing demographic and not for the better. Michigan has the worst roads in the country, their excuse is because of the winters, but northern Ohio has b...
by DetroiTug
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: My column-style steamengine
Replies: 46
Views: 2234

Re: My column-style steamengine

Hi Russ, Thanks.. I've seen some of the WAAAM Locomobile videos on YouTube, looks like you folks are having a good time. Those crankshafts are not fun to work with, everything pressed together. Not evident in the pics, I made a new crank from 1045 shaft material and eccentrics from 330 bronze and th...
by DetroiTug
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: DetroiTug's Tug is going together
Replies: 377
Views: 145688

Re: DetroiTug's Tug is going together

Wes, Over in the Paducah, Kentucky area. I used to live down here years ago, so it's nothing new for me. Yes, all the years I lived in Michigan, the winters were starting to get to me. Winter here is only a few months long. Of course, the summers are hot, but I'll take that over the snow and otherwi...
by DetroiTug
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Anoraks Corner
Topic: Quiet on here?
Replies: 30
Views: 1541

Re: Quiet on here?

Quote: "Unfortunately the number of folks around who are ambulatory and of sound mind that would spend the time to go to bat with law makers over "sensible legislation" is quickly waning. " Yes, in our small numbers we would be ineffectual to say the least. I doubt the states would spends hundreds o...