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by cyberbadger
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Electrical system for boat
Replies: 35
Views: 3524

Re: Electrical system for boat

I have an electric cold filling electric pump that I need to power to fill the boiler when it is not under steam. So far I have been pretty happy with bringing onboard a hobby 5Amphr 11.7V Lithium Polymer battery which ways less then a pound in weight. However I got a new electric pump motor. I use ...
by cyberbadger
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Anoraks Corner
Topic: A secret about heat
Replies: 1
Views: 1072

A secret about heat

"Heat energy leaps through empty space, thanks to quantum weirdness"

by Kara Manke, University of California - Berkeley
https://phys.org/news/2019-12-energy-sp ... dness.html

This was hidden for a very long time to sell petroleum oil.

-CB
by cyberbadger
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Engine mounting angle?
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: Engine mounting angle?

Depends on whether you want to fit the engine to the boat, or you want to fit the boat to the engine. :) If I could have told myself a bit of advice on the engine mounting at the beginning of building Nyitra it would be to add a clutch mechanism so you can decouple the engine from the propeller. The...
by cyberbadger
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: P.S. Waverley
Replies: 5
Views: 830

Re: P.S. Waverley

I agree with Fred's assessment - boiler manufacturers have all the information to do it correctly. Whether or not it is in their financial interest to make a boiler that lasts 60years - the answer I'd expect from most modern boiler manufacturers is no. They may not get the chance for repeat business...
by cyberbadger
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Steamboat Photography
Topic: Smithsonian : America in Color: Coming to America
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Smithsonian : America in Color: Coming to America

the video is geoblocked :evil: :evil: It is a shame. I was guessing that would probably happen. :/ Sorry. In 1992 at the age of 10 I spent 8months living in Europe(6 in Hungary, and 2 in Austria, Tyrol). Near the end of the trip my Dad bought some Hungarian films so we could take them back to US. H...
by cyberbadger
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Steamboat Photography
Topic: Smithsonian : America in Color: Coming to America
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Smithsonian : America in Color: Coming to America

The Smithsonian has been working to colorify some of the first moving picture film to tell the story of immigration across the Atlantic to the United States. This is a 45min full episode, and within the first couple of minutes you see steam ships and steam tugs around Ellise Island and New York! In ...
by cyberbadger
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: SBA Small Ads in decline
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Re: SBA Small Ads in decline

(that one is wrong side of the pond. ;) ) That's alright, if you care enough there are ways to get our toy boats across the Atlantic. I got an engine made by John Winn in the UK to The US by temporarily becoming a UPS Shipper and returning a package to the shipper! :lol: I now am a dual citizen of ...
by cyberbadger
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: SBA Small Ads in decline
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Re: SBA Small Ads in decline

I think I've mentioned it before, if you are looking make sure to check:

https://www.enginads.com/classifieds/showcat.php/cat/7

There is currently a steam launch for sale for $12K there.

-CB
by cyberbadger
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Happy Birthday Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 46015

Re: Happy Birthday Thread

Happy Birthday Fred!

-CB