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by artemis
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: DetroiTug's Tug is going together
Replies: 366
Views: 131341

Re: DetroiTug's Tug is going together

After a long hiatus with steaming along on four wheels it's time to go steamboating with Iron Chief again. Pulling a hydro and getting her wooded and oiled up for a two day run. Really looking forward to it. It may be the last time I fire this VFT, the next big project is to reboiler her with an Of...
by artemis
Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Find a Full Scale of Wooden Model Ship Kits
Replies: 5
Views: 4821

Re: Find a Full Scale of Wooden Model Ship Kits

Isn't this Forum about Steamboating?
by artemis
Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Steam blower
Replies: 8
Views: 8672

Re: Steam blower

I fitted a stack blower to Artemis to prevent "blowout" of the steam atomizing burner. I used a pressure reducer set to 19 psi to allow for a good flame modulation. I attached a 1/4" pipe to the regulated side of the regulator. This went into the stack ABOVE the damper (I burned wood to build up ini...
by artemis
Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:42 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: leaking pressure relief valve
Replies: 9
Views: 3948

Re: leaking pressure relief valve

:idea: $ 200 is a lot less than even a cheap funeral service :lol:
by artemis
Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:17 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Drain or Fill Boiler for Winter Storage?
Replies: 17
Views: 9064

Re: Drain or Fill Boiler for Winter Storage?

:idea: Before digging into the boiler, I suggest you get in touch with your local Bryan representative, or contact the company through their website. I installed the engines, plumbing and boiler in Dave Larson's 38-1/2 foot boat and it uses a Bryan boiler similar to the one you've got. The company i...
by artemis
Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:24 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hull design
Replies: 28
Views: 11364

Re: Hull design

Well - guess I'll have a try at this. Based on about 70 years in and around wooden boats of all kinds in the Puget Sound area - 1. The shape of the bow and the hull generally would indicate original build as a sailboat. Probably fitted with a weighted keel. 2. As there is no evidence of any engine s...
by artemis
Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:24 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hull design
Replies: 28
Views: 11364

Re: Hull design

Well - guess I'll have a try at this. Based on about 70 years in and around wooden boats of all kinds in the Puget Sound area - 1. The shape of the bow and the hull generally would indicate original build as a sailboat. Probably fitted with a weighted keel. 2. As there is no evidence of any engine s...
by artemis
Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Tiny Power M Twin Build
Replies: 125
Views: 56743

Re: Tiny Power M Twin Build

Bin using neverseize for years! Like don't leave home without it! Ayep! Give all mating surfaces (including threads on bolts!) a light coat of never seize. Give the "cover", "plate", "head", whatever, a light tap on the edge to "break the bond" and it falls apart. I've heard stories from mechanics ...
by artemis
Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello from the Lake of Constance
Replies: 2
Views: 2426

Re: Hello from the Lake of Constance

:D WELCOME! You are at what is probably the most comprehensive forum concerning hobby steamboating. If you view the "FAQ" part of this forum you will get enough background to ask questions. Don't worry overmuch about English grammar - us Americans don't know it and we use this forum just fine. Get o...
by artemis
Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:29 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: K. N. Harris' Twin Launch Engine
Replies: 16
Views: 11757

Re: K. N. Harris' Twin Launch Engine

:idea: Sometimes "knowledge" just gets misplaced. But that can be as much a death to it as the burning of the Library at Alexandria. Sigh. :(