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by mtnman
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Steamboat SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 1543

Steamboat SOLD

So was it someone here that got the deal of the century? Thursday 1/9 Mecum auctions sold a 50" steam boat project complete with engines and boiler. No reserve. It brought a whopping $4,125 I didn't find out until the 10th a day late. Go to this web address for lots of pictures https://www.mecum.com...
by mtnman
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: Steam Siren 1/2" npt
Replies: 0
Views: 2291

Steam Siren 1/2" npt

Selling a steam siren. It's 7 1/2' long, the horn is 2 1/2" and the thread is 1/2" npt . The only markings I can find is "tested" on the valve. It's the one Preston Services have. I had a hard time getting it to sound but a couple of emails with Micheal from Preston and it sounds now. I don't really...
by mtnman
Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:03 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Sizing Toothed/Synchronous Belts for prop drive
Replies: 41
Views: 29592

Re: Sizing Toothed/Synchronous Belts for prop drive

Mike Rometer wrote:Some motor cycles were produced with toothed belt final drives instead of chains. Don't think the idea caught on too well, as I don't think any still are.
All newer Harley Davidsons are Belt Drive. I have several and never a belt problem.
by mtnman
Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: An electrifying question
Replies: 14
Views: 15219

Re: An electrifying question

Ashef wrote:I think good led lights are available here. Click Here to Visit
Beware that site, they sell reproductions. Most of what they list can be found multiple times on ebay.
by mtnman
Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Re-powering a riverboat
Replies: 6
Views: 4776

Re: Re-powering a riverboat

Normal practice will require a minimum of 1 horsepower per ton of displacement, although with a typical riverboat that has lots of wind catching area above the waterline, 2 horsepower per ton will be recommended. So that is 35 horsepower, more or less, to achieve 7 to 10 knots, depending on hull st...
by mtnman
Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Re-powering a riverboat
Replies: 6
Views: 4776

Re: Re-powering a riverboat

Am I correct that the Federal regulations require any steam powered vessel over 40' LOA to carry a licensed engineer and be subject to inspections, etc.? I was aboard the "Mark Twain" at Disneyland last month and even though she runs on a submerged track at low speed in probably six feet of water, ...
by mtnman
Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Re-powering a riverboat
Replies: 6
Views: 4776

Re-powering a riverboat

Imagine this, 55'x14' displacement steel hull. Sternwheeler powered by a 10'x8' wheel (chain driven) with 12 dippers. Weight about 35,000lbs. Previously powered by a 350 Chevy V8. How big of a steam engine will it require to be river worthy? Would a Navy M be enough?
by mtnman
Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Tiny Power M Twin Build
Replies: 125
Views: 75052

Re: Tiny Power M Twin Build

Should there be Aligning Pins to hold the steam chest from movement?
by mtnman
Sun Jul 19, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Nuts and Bolts
Replies: 14
Views: 9511

Re: Nuts and Bolts

Hey Frank I am not as far as you yet but I do use a lot of stainless studs in aluminum where I work. I set the studs into the pump housings with a good coat of lock tight. I use stainless nuts on those studs to hold the flanges in place and they all get a good coat anti seize. I have never had a st...
by mtnman
Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Tiny Power M Twin Build
Replies: 125
Views: 75052

Re: Tiny Power M Twin Build

racerfrank wrote:I'm not sure what I want to use as fasteners, flange bolts, studs with flange nuts? Black oxide, brass, stainless?
Studs with chrome acorn nuts are pretty.