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by steamdon-jr
Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:04 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: The Smokestack NASBA
Replies: 9
Views: 1390

Re: The Smokestack NASBA

Hello Everyone, I was what Charlie Roth considered the VP of operations for Smokestack and took care of many things over the past 15 years including Editor for 3 years, Shipping and Receiving, ordering tshirts and burgees, maintaining the database and membership, make and maintain the webpage and fa...
by steamdon-jr
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: separating a very reluctant flanged joint
Replies: 10
Views: 6835

Re: separating a very reluctant flanged joint

Is there a way to re-assemble it without those 5/8" nuts and arrange for a deliberately "failed" hydro test? I think the problem with that could be that the gasket would give in the weakest place, and still leave the rest stuck fast. Any port in a storm though. I think that is a rather good idea. m...
by steamdon-jr
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: separating a very reluctant flanged joint
Replies: 10
Views: 6835

Re: separating a very reluctant flanged joint

Is there a way to re-assemble it without those 5/8" nuts and arrange for a deliberately "failed" hydro test? I think the problem with that could be that the gasket would give in the weakest place, and still leave the rest stuck fast. Any port in a storm though. I think that is a rather good idea. m...
by steamdon-jr
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello from Boston,mass.
Replies: 4
Views: 5944

Re: Hello from Boston,mass.

Welcome, I am sure many of us would be rather interested in anything you post from Ashton, most of us are interested in anything steam from cars, stationary, marine and locomotives I would also like to say if you do come out to any steam event make yourself known, you are sure to get a personal tour...
by steamdon-jr
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Engine mounting angle?
Replies: 6
Views: 4871

Re: Engine mounting angle?

Many old books and even the Elliot Bay instructions suggest mounting the engine firmly on jack screws, dialing it in with an indicator to be perfectly aligned with the shaft, damming and pouring grout...this method is great if you plan on keeping the engine for your entire life. We chose to mount th...
by steamdon-jr
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Steamboat Photography
Topic: Lake Nockamixon 25th year
Replies: 1
Views: 3683

Lake Nockamixon 25th year

The 25th annual meet brought 10 boats, it was a great 3 days of boating and brought out 2 different news stations. Channel 69 did an extensive interview with Charlie Roth about the North American Steamboat Association and also some drone footage. Channel 6 took a nice long ride in our boat and inter...
by steamdon-jr
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Steaming Season
Replies: 16
Views: 9038

Re: Steaming Season

not keeping track of miles but we have been out quite a few times, have my3 day steam meet coming up in October....where are you from and what are you building ?
by steamdon-jr
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Oil inside the condenser
Replies: 4
Views: 5431

Re: Oil inside the condenser

are you running a superheater or dryer? does your engine have a typical D slide valve? Reason I ask is general practice on marine steam even on large ships was no oil in the cylinders and let the steam create an isolator if you will between the cylinder and piston. We did not run any oil on our firs...
by steamdon-jr
Tue May 07, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: How to Install Brass Trim Between Hull and Deck??
Replies: 8
Views: 6414

Re: How to Install Brass Trim Between Hull and Deck??

The others are correct you do not want to use brass, definitely naval bronze which will be hard to find. When my father purchased our Elliot Bay he bought 1" and 3/4" directly from Pat Spurlock and it came home from Portland in the bilge, having it shipped will not be cheap and neither will the mate...
by steamdon-jr
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: British Rivet Manufacturers?
Replies: 9
Views: 5150

Re: British Rivet Manufacturers?

I think Kelly would be the one to know about rivets being inferior in the USA, He is the VP of motive power at Strasburg Railroad, one of the leading tourist steam operations in America. I would wonder if Strasburg makes their own at all ? I know they manufacture injectors, safety valves and staybol...