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by cyberbadger
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Nyitra I
Replies: 137
Views: 68382

Re: Nyitra I

Had some good performance testing and a first steaming with propane. I have to embrace more common fuels for a longer trip, as well as for making Nyitra more manageable single-handedly. I have come to the consensus with my good friend that the upper speed limit on Nyitra is currently limited by the ...
by cyberbadger
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Steaming Season
Replies: 16
Views: 491

Re: Steaming Season

I think barts or fred says it best that this forum goes in fits and starts. Nyitra had her1890s Classic Sail Vs Steam Race, and lost this year. She is currently in my friends pond so we can do some controlled performance testing. There are just so many variables, and when I steam alone Nyitra is qui...
by cyberbadger
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: From Ironclad to Artifact: The Journey of the CSS Georgia
Replies: 1
Views: 147

From Ironclad to Artifact: The Journey of the CSS Georgia

58min Documentary From Ironclad to Artifact: The Journey of the CSS Georgia Published on Feb 7, 2018 by youtube user "Michael Jordan" In 2017, archaeologists raised the last pieces of the unusual Civil War ironclad warship CSS Georgia, which was built with money raised by Georgia's women, and sunk b...
by cyberbadger
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Nyitra I
Replies: 137
Views: 68382

Re: Nyitra I

Nyitra has undergone a lot of hidden upgrades, a 3/8" 40"x40" mild steel plate added ontop of the 3/4" marine ply for the engine and transmission shafting to bolt to, engine overhaul, etc. I held a private race on Lake Chautauqua this weekend, what we call the "Fern Lodge 1890s Classic: Sail VS Stea...
by cyberbadger
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Burning corn as fuel?
Replies: 8
Views: 568

Re: Burning corn as fuel?

There are a few short references from threshermen's periodicals around 1900 that say, "for fuel, wood, corn cobs, coal, kero*sene or gas may be used" for steam traction engines. It may have helped to have a bigger firebox for corn cobs. Some steam traction vendors had fireboxes available for differe...
by cyberbadger
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Gas-fired LaMont boiler
Replies: 12
Views: 944

Re: Gas-fired LaMont boiler

I thought this website on a Lamont Boiler made in 2001 might be helpful....

https://www.stanleysteamers.com/lamont-3.htm

-CB
by cyberbadger
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello from Montreal
Replies: 8
Views: 1506

Re: Hello from Montreal

Hi Kyle,

I love the horse-drawn steam launch trailering photo on your flickr page!

Thanks from Ohio,

-cyberbadger (CB)
by cyberbadger
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Anoraks Corner
Topic: Old Steam Powered Machne Shop - David Richards
Replies: 1
Views: 2501

Re: Old Steam Powered Machne Shop - David Richards

A new video showing a shop where hydrostatic hand pumps are made at the West End Machine Shop.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhWO6Zoz-EU

-CB
by cyberbadger
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Increasing a VFT boilers output by increasing the firebox size
Replies: 17
Views: 1118

Re: Increasing a VFT boilers output by increasing the firebox size

This is a rather long and boring presentation, so most steamboaters should skip to the next entry on this thread. I read all of it and I appreciate you talking your time. Nyitra is a puffer, and her firebox of exactly 16" ID, so I'm watching this thread with interest. I have been considering puttin...
by cyberbadger
Wed May 08, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: How to Install Brass Trim Between Hull and Deck??
Replies: 8
Views: 719

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

Mike, The addition of tin also gives the alloy an inherent resistance to dezincification, thereby further inhibiting the impingement by seawater at higher than normal temperatures. Copper Alloy 464 has uses for decorative fittings, turnbuckles, shafting, and as a universal non-corrosive marine alloy...