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by PeteThePen1
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Steam Thistle Cluaran
Replies: 51
Views: 13796

Re: Steam Thistle Cluaran

Well done! A lovely boat that performs to expectations. That is a real success.
Hope you get to have many more such days.

Pete
by PeteThePen1
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Counter-clockwise Drill bits
Replies: 10
Views: 170

Re: Counter-clockwise Drill bits

Hi Everybody Many thanks for all your useful suggestions. I have tried 'Corrosion Block' the marine version of ACF-50 which is used extensively by the RNLI. I was kindly send a free sample by Adams Aviation Supply Co Ltd who make it. I kept applying it for a long time, but I now suspect that there m...
by PeteThePen1
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Counter-clockwise Drill bits
Replies: 10
Views: 170

Counter-clockwise Drill bits

Hi Folks I have a small problem and would welcome the views of this learned readership. The Problem: There are two ¾” BSP malleable iron plugs in the inspection ports at the end of the mud drums of Frances Ann's boiler. These are now rusted in place and attempts to free them with various amazing pen...
by PeteThePen1
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Steam Thistle Cluaran
Replies: 51
Views: 13796

Re: Steam Thistle Cluaran

Yes indeed, a lovely boat. However, I had not realised how huge it is. To be able to have a full sized park bench at the stern and then a long march to the engine room area. Wow!

Pete
by PeteThePen1
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Margaret S. Sidewheeler Recent Modifications
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: Margaret S. Sidewheeler Recent Modifications

Hi Folks For those that gave up Facebook after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, I am afraid that the link still does not work because Facebook insists one logs in first. I believe that it is possible to set up one's Facebook pages so that they are viewable without logging in, but few Facebook using ...
by PeteThePen1
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Flying a (steaming) kite
Replies: 41
Views: 2287

Re: Flying a (steaming) kite

I seem to recall that John King, who has designed the boilers mentioned earlier, has specified Cunifer 10 which he has said is very heat tolerant. I don't recall where he wrote that, so cannot give you chapter and verse. Probably in Funnel somewhere.

Pete
by PeteThePen1
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: TRIPLE Marine Steam Engine - German Museum München
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: TRIPLE Marine Steam Engine - German Museum München

Thanks Dietrich

That is an excellent video and good to see that there are explanatory 'sub-titles' (Not sure what the correct name is for on screen labelling!).

Regards

Pete
by PeteThePen1
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Rally Reports
Topic: .
Replies: 5
Views: 982

Re: An Invitation to the Raquette Lake Meet

Looks wonderful! Too bad there are no RoRo ferries across from Wales.

(Actually Wales has not been Un-locked yet)

Pete
by PeteThePen1
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Flying a (steaming) kite
Replies: 41
Views: 2287

Re: Flying a (steaming) kite

Yes, I think that the six different pipe shapes are a bit of an issue. However, Mike R has a point about a basic board to which one could add a lever with several mounting points for the bend wheel (if that is its correct name). Bearing in mind that steamboating is a very co-operative hobby, I would...
by PeteThePen1
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Flying a (steaming) kite
Replies: 41
Views: 2287

Re: Flying a (steaming) kite

I think that a possible 'new entrant' boiler of simple(ish) construction that involves no welding is now available as a design for home construction. SBA member John King has explained that his two drum boiler has been designed to make construction straight forward. For example the drums are suffici...