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by PeteThePen1
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Building a Big Engine
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Re: Building a Big Engine

Hi Folks This sounds an interesting thread and the original issue of not having CAD drawings sounds to be as good as overcome. However, just in case it might be useful to you, it is possible to find free online sites that will convert files. Drawing files in Corel format or PDF should be no problem ...
by PeteThePen1
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Wishing you the Best on US Thanksgiving Day
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: Wishing you the Best on US Thanksgiving Day

Hi to our Friends Across the Water Thanks for the Greetings. Knowing it was Thanksgiving, and knowing that today (Friday) is Black Friday, I thought I would be a little bit naughty on my shopping trip yesterday. Almost all the shops I went to from the big chains had big 'Black Friday Deals' posters ...
by PeteThePen1
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: My column-style steamengine
Replies: 74
Views: 19622

Re: My column-style steamengine

A marvelous piece of work and an example to those of us are rather less skilled metal workers. Please keep going as I want to see what you plan next.

Regards

Pete
by PeteThePen1
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Steam engine from the North Caucasus
Replies: 83
Views: 8344

Re: Steam engine from the North Caucasus

Hi Wes & fellow steamboaters On the topic of the Photobucket theft of our photos, there is a solution which does not involve cash payment to them. The Firefox Web Browser appears to have some kind of tweek that excludes their attempted copyright marking on one's photos. So, if your photos are only o...
by PeteThePen1
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: A new-old 25' launch
Replies: 14
Views: 1693

Re: A new-old 25' launch

Yes, the re-build the hull and re-use the interior route has much to recommend it. The launch Gondola on Coniston in the English Lake District was saved in this manner. There is a brief outline of the story here: https://arthur-ransome.fandom.com/wiki/Steam_Yacht_Gondola,_Coniston Of course, another...
by PeteThePen1
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: My column-style steamengine
Replies: 74
Views: 19622

Re: My column-style steamengine

Yet another first class addition to your engine. Well done.

I think I must have missed your explanation of the condenser details. Will you use feedwater to cool the exhaust steam or simply draw water from that in which the boat floats?

Regards

Pete
by PeteThePen1
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: A new-old 25' launch
Replies: 14
Views: 1693

Re: A new-old 25' launch

Well done. Congratulations on saving the hull. The thoughts of other posters are wise, but I notice that nobody has suggested a slight alternative to restoration. What about documenting the hull in as much detail as you can and then perhaps getting a wooden boat builder to build an exact copy. It mi...
by PeteThePen1
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Hot wells
Replies: 14
Views: 1650

Re: Hot wells

Thanks Fred and Mike It was useful to have that clear explanation. Would I be right in thinking that a good design point for a hot well would be to make it tall with a small surface area with the volume being less important. That should mean that the level will drop quite quickly as water is pumped ...
by PeteThePen1
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Frances-Anne
Replies: 85
Views: 53550

Re: Frances-Anne

Hi Everybody Yet another insignificant update for you. Today we ran a hydro test to see if the damaged mud drum plug was going to be pressure tight. It turned out not to be even water tight. Thus a drill out from 3/4" BSP to 7/8" BSP and a new plug is on the agenda. Goacher Sails have now supplied t...
by PeteThePen1
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: My column-style steamengine
Replies: 74
Views: 19622

Re: My column-style steamengine

Hi Folks Thanks to Ron for his idea for cleaning brass and bronze. Having a very badly discoloured rudder and prop on Frances Ann, which shows up like a sore thumb given my recent re-fit work, I thought I would try the idea. For those who like things quantified, I used 250g of table salt and 250g of...