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by malcolmd
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: A new steam yacht - SY Befur
Replies: 0
Views: 385

A new steam yacht - SY Befur

Our steam yacht project (SY Befur) seems to be finished, and here is a record of her first sailing/steaming day on Windermere. (With lots of pictures and another lesson learnt for Leak Compound builders)

https://sy-befur.co.uk/2020/07/23/is-th ... bably-not/
by malcolmd
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Forgings/Castings for Leak Compound?
Replies: 5
Views: 1960

Re: Forgings/Castings for Leak Compound?

I see that I should have replied earlier... Mr Webster was good enough to donate the aforementioned wooden pattern, and I had this cast in SGI by a fine foundry in Huddersfield (and later cast a 2nd for an SBA member in Holland). I machined this on my old Harrison L5 and Rambaudi turret mill and the...
by malcolmd
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Steamboat Association of Great Britan
Replies: 1
Views: 6117

Re: Steamboat Association of Great Britan

New/updated link for the SBA...
https://www.steamboatassociation.co.uk/
by malcolmd
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Befur's mast raised
Replies: 2
Views: 2245

Re: Befur's mast raised

Thank you Wesley, we have come to realise that the farther away you are, the better she looks!!!!

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by malcolmd
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Befur's mast raised
Replies: 2
Views: 2245

Befur's mast raised

On our journey to building a steam yacht we raised Befur's mast today for the first time (with pictures)...

Here's the blog post:
https://sy-befur.co.uk/2020/01/21/raising-the-mast/
by malcolmd
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Depth Sounders?
Replies: 7
Views: 3807

Re: Depth Sounders?

We bought an ageing Seafarer depth sounder for Befur on eBay (about 20 pounds) and installed a through-hull sensor, and it does provide a certain peace of mind :-)
by malcolmd
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Oil burner consumption
Replies: 30
Views: 9184

Re: Oil burner consumption

Thanks Malcolm. Figures out to around 3 g.p.h. in imperial units. And comparing boats my little launch should use more like 2 or less. Mike, just re-read this... I may have misunderstood your comment, but my figures were already in US Gallons - so I think (given on v off time) the consumption shoul...
by malcolmd
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Oil burner consumption
Replies: 30
Views: 9184

Re: Oil burner consumption

"The Clyde puffers were very successful little craft, for about a century, and the great majority had single cylinder engines with absolutely no frills, not even a superheater in most cases. "...

However, they were all condensing engines....
by malcolmd
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Oil burner consumption
Replies: 30
Views: 9184

Re: Oil burner consumption

Befur (27ft) uses a 1.75Gph burner nozzle on Diesel and runs a duty cycle of about 75:25 (on v off), driving a Leak Compound.

recent details of Burner/consumption here: https://sy-befur.co.uk/2019/08/03/a-goal-achieved/
by malcolmd
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Let's ban Loctite!
Replies: 8
Views: 2264

Re: Let's ban Loctite!

Getting back to the O.Ps thoughts, don't Loctite specify a minimum clearance to allow for space for the Loctite crystals to form? i'e. a 'press' fit is too tight anyway. Something like that, in the dim and distant, is floating in my lonely grey-cell. Yes, they do - and I followed that advice... to ...