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by Mike Cole
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: 20 Steam Launch - 'Dyad'
Replies: 6
Views: 1644

Re: 20 Steam Launch - 'Dyad'

Hi Mike
I am planning on a visit to her one Saturday soon.

Mike
by Mike Cole
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: 20 Steam Launch - 'Dyad'
Replies: 6
Views: 1644

20 Steam Launch - 'Dyad'

I am thinking of making a bid for Dyad in a few weeks when she goes up for auction. Would there be any interest in forming a group to buy her. I am based in Merseyside so the natural cruising grounds would be the lake district and the midlands. For what i understand she needs very little work to get...
by Mike Cole
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: For Sale by Auction 13th March '20 Steam Launch - 'Dyad'
Replies: 4
Views: 2345

For Sale by Auction 13th March '20 Steam Launch - 'Dyad'

For Sale by Auction 13th March '20 Steam Launch - 'Dyad' Feb/20 Following the death of John Trevelyan, this boat has been generously bequeathed to the SBA, its sale will now be via an eBay auction taking place for 10 days from 13th March 2020. More details will be published in the next ‘Funnel’ maga...
by Mike Cole
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: SBA Small Ads in decline
Replies: 7
Views: 1580

Re: SBA Small Ads in decline

It can only be in decline if less people post items for sale there. You could try posting your items for sale there as well and double the number of potential buyers ;)

Mike
by Mike Cole
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Building a Steam Library
Replies: 5
Views: 2384

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: 2383

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: 2040

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: 2521

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: 2065

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: 2984

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.