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by TahoeSteam
Mon Jun 27, 2022 3:13 am
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: My 24' Launch
Replies: 188
Views: 179190

Re: My 24' Launch

Congratulations Steve! A very well deserved award. So happy to see such an amazing representation at an event like that.
by TahoeSteam
Sun Jun 26, 2022 2:36 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Steam drum
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: Steam drum

Thank you for the explanation and info Ken. It sounds like a viable option to have a code boiler (save for the tube issue) without paying for an expensive code welder. I wonder what the 'code shop' requirements and inspection regimen during construction would be for manufacturing a boiler to that de...
by TahoeSteam
Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:17 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Steam drum
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: Steam drum

Hi Ken,

That's a lot of drilling and reaming. All tubes will be rolled in I assume.

Is your boiler following your own plans? How many square feet of heating surface are you looking to achieve? Any drawings we may peruse?
by TahoeSteam
Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:15 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: My 24' Launch
Replies: 188
Views: 179190

Re: My 24' Launch

Be sure to take lots of photos!

Such a beautiful achievement. You've really out done yourself.
by TahoeSteam
Tue Jun 14, 2022 2:50 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: How to Refinish Worn Gelcoat
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: How to Refinish Worn Gelcoat

If there's no checking (cracking) in the gelcoat you may be able to get away with a robust buff and waxing. Mechanical variable-speed buffer is the way to go.
by TahoeSteam
Mon May 30, 2022 4:06 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: Where is everyone?

Hope it's just a phase for the forum.

As for other current events, there are some pretty horrible things we've witnessed and continue to witness. Lets hope a solution is found, and quickly.
by TahoeSteam
Sun May 29, 2022 1:09 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Where is everyone?

Where is everyone? There haven't been many new posts for quite a while. This is one of the last few places to pass on steamboat information unless I'm missing something? This is a great forum and source of information without relying on quarterly publications. We're not getting rich selling stories ...
by TahoeSteam
Sun May 08, 2022 4:40 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Another Sidewheeler Building
Replies: 13
Views: 2983

Re: Another Sidewheeler Building

Perhaps I missed it... Are you planning a scaled down version of Margaret S.'s engine for propulsion?

edit: I see now.. fabricated walking beam and 5sqft mototube
by TahoeSteam
Sun May 08, 2022 4:39 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Another Sidewheeler Building
Replies: 13
Views: 2983

Re: Another Sidewheeler Building

That looks gorgeous Fred. The teaser photo is killing me
by TahoeSteam
Wed May 04, 2022 1:48 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Fast Steam Launch
Replies: 10
Views: 646

Re: Fast Steam Launch

I think the sequence of picture uploads is the last upload is the first picture of your post. Great to learn about the fast steamer, I thought the 4000 horsepower quadruple expansion triple reheat yacht "Arrow" had the record for speed. Thanks for the tip. I believe Arrow still holds the official r...