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by ivan the terrible
Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:47 am
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: boat plans
Replies: 14
Views: 1905

Re: boat plans

Addendum: You may find something like https://www.selway-fisher.com/Steamup20.htm#SAPPHIRE suitable. From a practical standpoint, I'd avoid the separate cockpit configuration as it would make single handing more difficult, but I then I often anchor out or tie onto a mooring buoy by myself and then ...
by ivan the terrible
Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: boat plans
Replies: 14
Views: 1905

boat plans

evening all I'm starting to think about what sort of boat to build, want something that wont take too long to build and I'm thinking aluminium or steel (I can tig or mig weld alley and I have all the facilities to hand) needs to be around 20 feet long and a "comfortable" width. any ideas of availabl...
by ivan the terrible
Mon Oct 25, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: bearing tolerances
Replies: 12
Views: 2712

Re: bearing tolerances

thanks for all your comments some good advice and observations there, but I can actually see play in the mains and the big end's so will eventually dig in deeper as I say luckily Stuart's are about 1 hours drive from me so can make sure stuff is right before I buy 😊
by ivan the terrible
Sun Oct 17, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: bearing tolerances
Replies: 12
Views: 2712

Re: bearing tolerances

thanks for the reply's chaps I am very used to diesel and petrol engines and did think the tolerances should be similar just wasn't sure, looks like I'm going to have to dig farther in! so much for a fully rebuilt refurbished engine!! hopefully the bearings are the standard Stuart Turner item's as t...
by ivan the terrible
Sun Oct 17, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: bearing tolerances
Replies: 12
Views: 2712

bearing tolerances

Hi everyone me again 😁 so next question, I had my engine out of it's crate and oiled it up, made and adapter to connect the air line etc ran it for a while all seems ok but there was a small knock I could hear, on close inspection I found some play in the big end's and mains my question is what are ...
by ivan the terrible
Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: engine bit's missing
Replies: 7
Views: 3848

Re: engine bit's missing

thanks for the reply I did think it might be the BFP but wasn't sure I thought it might be air or vacuum pump as it has a rather large piston. I did workout the chain drive bit πŸ˜‰πŸ˜£ (it was connected I took it off as I didn't want to run it dry) and as for the cam I did think another pump but wasn't ...
by ivan the terrible
Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Anthony Bever boiler
Replies: 18
Views: 6677

Re: Anthony Bever boiler

Kevin Slater, ex Chairman of the SBA is an SBA inspector I believe, aswell as a boiler maker. Not sure where in Somerset you are but he's based in the Chew Valley. Thanks for that chew valley is right on my doorstep 😊 You can't be far from me then either! I'm in Priddy not a lot of water up here 😊
by ivan the terrible
Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: engine bit's missing
Replies: 7
Views: 3848

Re: engine bit's missing

The first pump is the boiler feed water pump. The roller chain needs to be mounted on the sprocket on the crankshaft. The brass pipe is the delivery to the boiler. As far as the cam on the crankshaft and the adjoining bracket, I'm going to speculate that a cam operated gas engine fuel pump was moun...
by ivan the terrible
Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: engine bit's missing
Replies: 7
Views: 3848

Re: engine bit's missing

And also
there's obviously something missing I'm guessing it's another pump but again what for?
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by ivan the terrible
Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: engine bit's missing
Replies: 7
Views: 3848

engine bit's missing

Hello again
As a complete newbie can you knowledgeable people help me with the following
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It's a pump but what for?
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