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by PeteThePen1
Wed May 04, 2022 11:55 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: TWIN 32 x 38 mm - steam engine for small boats or canoes
Replies: 60
Views: 10989

Re: TWIN 32 x 38 mm - steam engine for small boats or canoes

Well done Dietrich

As the others have said the engine parts looks wonderful. The more you show us of the build the more convinced I become that I just don't have the skills to build your design, which is a pity. However, I can continue to enjoy what you are doing.

Regards

Pete
by PeteThePen1
Wed May 04, 2022 11:41 am
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Steam Thistle Cluaran
Replies: 63
Views: 40278

Re: Steam Thistle Cluaran

Hi Russ Glad to hear the good news about your wife and that there will be some possibility of steaming this coming year. Yes, the bag is just right and keeping loose but essential items from bouncing about in a towed boat is important. I ended up making brackets for the paddles, the boat hook and th...
by PeteThePen1
Thu Apr 14, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: New member
Replies: 10
Views: 1463

Re: New member

Hi Simo Back to the topic of getting yourself a boat. A 16ft ex Royal Navy motor boat hull has just on the Small Ads on the Steamboat Association website. It is very cheap (£450) but you would need to acquire a trailer. Details are here [ https://steamboatassociation.co.uk/page-1854572 . The same se...
by PeteThePen1
Sun Apr 03, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: New member
Replies: 10
Views: 1463

Re: New member

Hi Simo Welcome to the Forum. You have certainly come to the right place for advice and we have some very knowledgeable members who will always try to answer any question you have. Can I also suggest that you might like to join the Steamboat Association (of GB) which is an international organisation...
by PeteThePen1
Sun Apr 03, 2022 2:52 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: New guy on the forum
Replies: 5
Views: 552

Re: New guy on the forum

Hi Curt Welcome to the mad but wonderful world of steamboating. As you have noticed from the above post everybody will try to help you with any questions you have. Our members have a variety of skills and there are some very well qualified engineers on the site who give very sound advice. There are ...
by PeteThePen1
Fri Mar 18, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Better Piston Rings
Replies: 14
Views: 1345

Re: Better Piston Rings

Hi Everybody Thanks for the latest posts and I do like the double rings idea Dietrich. Mike Rometer has sent me a few words on the issue within other correspondence. He sides with Mike's view on cast iron rings: "'Back in the day' there were many, many Patent rings, all claiming this or that dubious...
by PeteThePen1
Thu Mar 17, 2022 10:41 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Better Piston Rings
Replies: 14
Views: 1345

Re: Better Piston Rings?

Hi Everybody Many thanks for your contributions. The problem that I have is that posthumous editing means I cannot ring up and ask the author what he meant. Sadly, there is no photograph of the rings that Chris mentioned. He was a motor engineer at one point in his career so I am guessing that the b...
by PeteThePen1
Mon Mar 14, 2022 8:18 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Better Piston Rings
Replies: 14
Views: 1345

Better Piston Rings

Hi Steamboating friends I am editing for publication the story of my friend Chris Doughty's boat build. I have got to the stage where he is discussing the engine, a Stuart Turner 5a that he had been given by one of his mates. In discussing the engine he suggests that he would have fitted "Courflex p...
by PeteThePen1
Sat Feb 26, 2022 9:55 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Another Sidewheeler Building
Replies: 13
Views: 2417

Re: Another Sidewheeler Building

Well done Fred

That sounds like a fun project so please keep the camera going. We armchair steamers like to have pictures to inspire us.

Regards

Pete
by PeteThePen1
Fri Feb 11, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: The Smokestack NASBA
Replies: 9
Views: 1434

Re: The Smokestack NASBA

That sounds a good idea.

I have done a quick initial search and turned up this:

https://www.paperlit.com/blog/3-tools-t ... ne-online/

There will most likely be others but this might be worth a half hour of browsing.

Regards

Pete