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by Oilking
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Best (Easiest) method to check dissolved oxygen levels in make up water.
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: Best (Easiest) method to check dissolved oxygen levels in make up water.

Capt. Mack The easiest way is to not measure the DO at all?! On the ST Portland we are using AGK100 a Drew Marine product that contains Hydrazine and a corrosion inhibitor, also sold as separate compounds under the name Drewplex. We use two test kits one for hydrazine and one for hydrate alkalinity....
by Oilking
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Steamboating Magazine
Replies: 8
Views: 661

Re: Steamboating Magazine

I just got a reply that Ron is alive and living in Portland, but the source was not able to provide any other info?

So Where in the World is Ron Fossum?

David Vik
by Oilking
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Steamboating Magazine
Replies: 8
Views: 661

Re: Steamboating Magazine

Last time I saw Ron was a couple of years ago when he stopped by the Portland and left some copies of Steamboating Magazine. He was listed in the 2018 NWSS membership list, but does not appear in the 2019. Queries of local steamers did not provide any better information. David Vik PS: The Portland w...
by Oilking
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: practice hull
Replies: 12
Views: 2708

Re: practice hull

Mike, Foley has kinda become your hallmark. When someone at a steam up would ask which one is Lopez Mike it was easy to tell them to look for the guy with the big ugly flat sheared boat. Now we may have to start telling them he's the one with the straw hat and seersucker suit.!? Great job and I hope...
by Oilking
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Steam Actuated Inlet Valves?
Replies: 68
Views: 8290

Re: Steam Actuated Inlet Valves?

In this application the arrangement is mostly so that the pump never hangs between up and down strokes, My experience on a Fletcher Class destroyer with Worthington vertical pumps, that had free piston main valves, was often one of frustration. Not if, but when the main valve hung-up the only way t...
by Oilking
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Resources/Information for Crank Lubrication?
Replies: 118
Views: 15087

Re: Resources/Information for Crank Lubrication?

Mike, This should be easier to see I hope. I'll try to get some wide shots, but from the eccentrics to the engine cylinder is around 25ft so it's hard to get an all in one. Just for fun I tossed in a shot of the crosshead with drip oilers. There are 19 per side not counting the pressure oilers. This...
by Oilking
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Resources/Information for Crank Lubrication?
Replies: 118
Views: 15087

Re: Resources/Information for Crank Lubrication?

This is the reversing link for the ST Portland's port cylinder. Note that the "Stephenson" link has a suspension link that is attached at the center, but fixed so that it can only sway back and forth as the link moves. Reversing is done by shifting the 11' long rod to the valves up and down, and thu...
by Oilking
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Resources/Information for Crank Lubrication?
Replies: 118
Views: 15087

Re: Resources/Information for Crank Lubrication?

Please forgive the multiple attachments, but I had to do multiple scans to keep the files small enough to post. The following post will contain the diagram referenced. FYI: this comes from is Part IV of a 1946 Pub that was primarily intended for instruction at the Naval Academy it is not a manual as...
by Oilking
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Resources/Information for Crank Lubrication?
Replies: 118
Views: 15087

Re: Resources/Information for Crank Lubrication?

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This came from a 1946 US Navy Pub on propulsion steam engines. Thought it might fit with the on going discussion.

Dave