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by PeteThePen1
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Burning corn as fuel?
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: Burning corn as fuel?

This has jogged my memory of an article in Funnel some little time ago about using pelletised fuel in a steam outboard. Do any SBA folk recall that also? Don't have time just now to have a dig but will see what I can find later. I seem to recall that the experiment was successful.
by PeteThePen1
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Cladding Problem - Need Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: Cladding Problem - Need Advice

Thanks Fred

That is exactly the advice I need. All I have to do is get on and implement it. I will report back when the overhaul is complete.

Regards

Pete
by PeteThePen1
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Cladding Problem - Need Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: Cladding Problem - Need Advice

Hi Can I add a rider to Ron's sensible suggestion - a couple of willing helpers. My own experience of slats is that they seem to fall all over the place as if somebody has turned up the Gravity reading just as soon as you put a few in place. May I also hijack the thread on a slightly different but i...
by PeteThePen1
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello from Montreal
Replies: 8
Views: 733

Re: Hello from Montreal

Hi Kyle Welcome to the Board and this merry band of steam nuts. Do share a little of your background and plans, as well as that wonderful sounding archive. As you may have noticed the folks on the Board range from the real engineers whose advice is as good as gold dust and then the non engineering f...
by PeteThePen1
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Increasing a VFT boilers output by increasing the firebox size
Replies: 17
Views: 754

Re: Increasing a VFT boilers output by increasing the firebox size

Bear in mind that my skill is pushing paper not engineering, but Frances Ann has a tapered inner funnel. What I have noticed is that the smoke does seem to 'rush' out of the top rather than drift when one is lighting up. The logic for the taper is that the steam dome intrudes into the funnel base. I...
by PeteThePen1
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Steamboating Magazine
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: Steamboating Magazine

Thanks Mike.

Good to know that he is still with us.

Regards

Pete
by PeteThePen1
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Steamboating Magazine
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: Steamboating Magazine

Thanks for the efforts Mike and David. A thought has just occurred to me. What about his Facebook page? I don't use that kind of App feeling that Google knows far too much about me already never mind all the stuff that Facebook collects (and sells). However, Ron may still use Facebook to keep in tou...
by PeteThePen1
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Steamboating Magazine
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Steamboating Magazine

Hi Folks Doing some housekeeping for my emails I have just realised that it is over a year since I have heard from Ron Fossum and probably more than that since receiving the last copy of Steamboating. Has anybody any news of Ron? Is he well or indisposed? He certainly has done a lot for hobby steamb...
by PeteThePen1
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Starting up for the day
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: Starting up for the day

Now that is a wonderful description:

" I allow a steady trickle of missionaries to go forth and be eaten by the heathen gods of entropy."

And some of thought of you as an engineer not a 'Word Smith"!
by PeteThePen1
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Colin chandlers 14ft yachting world day boat conversion to steam
Replies: 33
Views: 2068

Re: Colin chandlers 14ft yachting world day boat conversion to steam

Yes, its great to see this kind of restoration and being undertaken without drama. Well done Colin! Keep the photos coming in please.