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by dhic001
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Steamboat Photography
Topic: Steam Launch "JJ"
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: Steam Launch "JJ"

Interesting video, that's a serious lot of horse power for a boat that size. With that big a boiler I doubt the Navy K would ever run out of steam. Do you happen to know where the boiler came from Wes?
Daniel
by dhic001
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello from Montreal
Replies: 8
Views: 1789

Re: Hello from Montreal

Welcome to the forum.Those few photos are absolute gems, and I really can't wait to see more of what you have. The beauty of old photographs is they were always taken very carefully, so reproduce well and show astounding detail that is often hard to see in modern photos of similar subjects. I look f...
by dhic001
Tue May 07, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Pressure Washer Pumps for Feedwater
Replies: 5
Views: 610

Re: Pressure Washer Pumps for Feedwater

I'll agree with Mike. We've used a Hypro 5330 on Kapanui for years, and it hasn't been touched since it went into the boat. There is a strainer in the hotwell to prevent any muck getting to the pump, but basically it hasn't given a moments grief in over 10 years of use. I've got a 5321 sitting on th...
by dhic001
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: small steam engine?
Replies: 11
Views: 1545

Re: small steam engine?

Hi Steaming Martha,
Where abouts are you In New Zealand? I'm north of Auckland.
Daniel
by dhic001
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Simpson Strickland engine
Replies: 6
Views: 1213

Re: Simpson Strickland engine

There are a number of the smaller Kingdon engines about in UK, USA and one in NZ mainly of the 1/4A,A & AB sizes, I suspect this is the only B (or larger) engine left and certainly the only one capable of operation. Regards Jack There are actually two in NZ, both AB sized engines, the one commonly ...
by dhic001
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: What are the concerns/safety of an unfired >100C vessel
Replies: 103
Views: 25447

Re: What are the concerns/safety of an unfired >100C vessel

Shhh, Don't mention that kind of thing on here, the US boiler squad will be down on you like a ton of bricks, telling you that stainless tube can't be used and that we'll all die, because that's what some ASME reg says. Never mind that the tube probably has a burst rating of 5000 psi etc etc. A frie...
by dhic001
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Alphington Steam launch
Replies: 69
Views: 18015

Re: Alphington Steam launch

Well done that man. Do you sleep?
Daniel
by dhic001
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Steam Thruster?
Replies: 61
Views: 11258

Re: Steam Thruster?

Lopez Mike wrote:It's not clear to me what all of this has to do with steam launches.
Does this mean I can't build my long term planned 60 footer in future? On a 60 foot single screw steamer I'm definitely having a bow thruster!
Daniel
by dhic001
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Next Weekend II
Replies: 162
Views: 72025

Re: Next Weekend II

Congratulations guys. That is quite some achievement. Putting any steamboat into action is quite some job, doing a full size one with all the duplicate systems is even more of an achievement. Glad it went so well, even without any extra work it wouldn't likely go for years as it is, so I hope your d...
by dhic001
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Monotube Boiler Design – Radical Thinking
Replies: 28
Views: 13364

Re: Monotube Boiler Design – Radical Thinking

I get busy for a few days and you guys go mad. No Mike, the load doesn't change dramatically, the load on the propeller only changes if you are lifting it in and out of the water. Sure you are altering the speed, but that doesn't alter the load. Once the stroke is set on the pump to match the consum...