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by Mike Cole
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Building a Steam Library
Replies: 5
Views: 1089

Re: Building a Steam Library

A full set of the Funnel, from the SBA. lots of technical stuff and up to date. Yes I am biased , I am the Membership sec of the SBA.

Mike
by Mike Cole
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Watertube boiler casing lining
Replies: 12
Views: 1793

Re: Watertube boiler casing lining

I am used a stainless steel mesh rather than a solid sheet, it is holding up well , at a guess around 3 to 4 mm hole size. Do not worry about heat transfer via fixings. and I have used fire bricks for the lower part where the coal bed is.
by Mike Cole
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Weed hatches in small launches?
Replies: 3
Views: 781

Re: Weed hatches in small launches?

for canals and rivers in the uk. yes to a weed hatch
by Mike Cole
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: About mechanics and lexicon of getting underway
Replies: 4
Views: 1100

Re: About mechanics and lexicon of getting underway

hi its close but not quite right, the engine will be turning over to warm though. If you are not able to visit a steamboat in person have you looked at youtube , I know here are a few videos there that explain lighting up and warming the engine. look at
1898 Steam Umpire Launch Consuta - Lighting up
by Mike Cole
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Fitting stringers and bulkheads to GRP hull
Replies: 7
Views: 1725

Re: Fitting stringers and bulkheads to GRP hull

Hello Pete

For a boat in our size, just go with the direct fixing forget about tabs. I have a 17 foot west system plywood boat and the hull is totally rigid.

Mike
by Mike Cole
Sun May 20, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello and a few questions!
Replies: 6
Views: 1589

Re: Hello and a few questions!

Hi Jim

First of all, go and look at boats and talk to the owners. There are many 25 foot boats ( and over) in the UK which are towed all over the place. Most use LR's of some type but not all.
by Mike Cole
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Greetings from Maryland
Replies: 10
Views: 2803

Re: Greetings from Maryland

Hi
www.ss-shieldhall.co.uk

Shieldhall must be the largest steamer on our books at 268 feet long and build quite late 1955 and even she has Up and Downers rather than turbines

Mike
by Mike Cole
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Pressure and Vacuum guages
Replies: 16
Views: 3406

Re: Pressure and Vacuum guages

Hi
I would email Richard Havard, he has lots of new old stock.
by Mike Cole
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Allan Crane's first time on the forum
Replies: 2
Views: 1724

Re: Allan Crane's first time on the forum

Hi Allan
Have a word with John Maltby , he has an advert in the back of the Funnel.
by Mike Cole
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Lune Valley boiler now finished .... phew
Replies: 7
Views: 2023

Re: Lune Valley boiler now finished .... phew

Looks good, any ideal of the weight?