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by Chris W
Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:51 pm
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: Steam Yacht Cangarda FOR SALE
Replies: 11
Views: 3571

Re: Steam Yacht Cangarda FOR SALE

I was on the delivery crew that took her from San Diego to Ensenada where she was loaded aboard the Beluga Fairy for the trip to the east coast. I'll have to see if I can find the pictures of her hanging from the slings over the ship's deck. I was also the skipper of Medea for the "Great Steam Yacht...
by Chris W
Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: 230ft Steam yacht for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 13039

Re: 230ft Steam yacht for sale

Ex Canadian hydrographic survey ship William J Stewart. Looks like it was towed away in October to be scrapped. Damn.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-c ... -1.3789402
by Chris W
Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: what material for steam engine round columns ?
Replies: 20
Views: 14803

Re: what material for steam engine round columns ?

I used 303 Stainless on a Keeley single I'm building. Not bad machining and looks good.
Chris
by Chris W
Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Navy 1914 "K"model engine
Replies: 17
Views: 14043

Re: Navy 1914 "K"model engine

I recall the boat did have a canopy and a quick web search found a couple of pictures that showed the boats at the park. When I first noticed the boat it was at a storage yard on Placentia Ave in Costa Mesa, CA. By the time I moved my own boat into the yard the launch was gone. I'm pretty sure the b...
by Chris W
Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Navy 1914 "K"model engine
Replies: 17
Views: 14043

Re: Navy 1914 "K"model engine

I can't say anything about the machinery but I'm pretty sure the hull started out at Busch Gardens in Los Angeles. I remember a number of these hulls that were sold when the park closed. One was sitting in a boatyard in Costa Mesa and had a steam plant installed so I wonder if that is your boat?
Chris
by Chris W
Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Simpson Strickland Engine - Pictures
Replies: 10
Views: 11143

Re: Simpson Strickland Engine - Pictures

Oh my. Now I have boring mill envy. :lol:
by Chris W
Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: TSS Earnslaw video
Replies: 8
Views: 7875

Re: TSS Earnslaw video

I visited her in '99 and got invited below the gratings after showing the crew a picture of Medea. Wound up firing the starboard boiler for the trip. There is an art to firing and I didn't have enough time to learn it! A great bunch of people and a beautiful ship.
by Chris W
Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Wally Mounster
Replies: 3
Views: 5441

Re: Wally Mounster

I'm sorry to hear that. I gave Wally a tour of Medea and Berkeley when he was engineer on HMB Endeavor visiting San Diego and he showed me all the behind the scenes areas on Endeavor.
by Chris W
Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:51 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Stuart No. 6 schematics from Steamboats and Modern Steam...
Replies: 5
Views: 5165

Re: Stuart No. 6 schematics from Steamboats and Modern Steam

I have a set of prints for a 6A, are they the same?
by Chris W
Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Natchez vs Robert E Lee Steamboat Race
Replies: 19
Views: 15446

Re: Natchez vs Robert E Lee Steamboat Race

I was lucky enough to go out on the Eppie in '75 along with Scott Newhall, Karl Kortum and Scott Nicoll of the original restoration and delivery crew. I had flown up for several weekends from So Cal to help get her back in steaming condition and got the invitation because of that. I was told that th...