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by asal0312
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Relaxing Rings
Replies: 12
Views: 3577

Re: Relaxing Rings

I did what Fred says to rings for a duplex pump only heated with a torch. Worked good.
by asal0312
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: S.L. Hope
Replies: 12
Views: 12686

Re: S.L. Hope

Hi all, Our steam launch "Hope" is currently for sale. She is listed with a local (Rhode Island) broker and can be found here: http://www.northstaryachtsales.com/boat/1985/custom/steam-powered-launch/2389/ The boat is in top notch condition and runs well. She is commissioned for the year but lives o...
by asal0312
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Fabric Canopy Fringe - Where to Get It??
Replies: 3
Views: 2829

Re: Fabric Canopy Fringe - Where to Get It??

Buy some sunbrella from a sailmaker or order it online. Cut it to shape and sew on a reinforcing strip, a soft binding, on the scalloped edge. A sailmaker may be able to do it for you too. Sunbrella resists the sun and has minimal fading, mine has held up well. Sunbrella is the colored edge of a a s...
by asal0312
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Paint
Replies: 19
Views: 6750

Re: Paint

True oil based topside paint is a thing of the past, I think only one company in the NE anyway still makes it, Kirby. Like I said, can't go wrong with brightside polyurthane. It holds up well. I find myself repainting the boats every other year, the ones that live in the water anyway. My trailered b...
by asal0312
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Paint
Replies: 19
Views: 6750

Re: Paint

All of my wooden boats are painted with brightsides (interlux). It goes on easy, looks great and is easy to repair. Unfortunately, no custom colors. Around here anyway, most every color they make is in stock.
by asal0312
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: S.L. Hope
Replies: 12
Views: 12686

Re: S.L. Hope

Here are a couple of videos from our visit to the 2017 Lees Mills meet.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=C7BWstd3vyk

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=J1ttiaih4HE

We steamed many hours on the lake and had very nice weather.
by asal0312
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: What steamboating looks like to the average Joe
Replies: 12
Views: 8061

Re: What steamboating looks like to the average Joe

My favorite question: " is that a real steamboat"?

My answer " no, the fire and whistle are fake".

Trips people up pretty good.

Alex
by asal0312
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: the miracle of engine starting?
Replies: 14
Views: 8077

Re: the miracle of engine starting?

Still condensation in the cylinders? I have a compound, it takes forever for the LP to warm up when cold. At least fifteen minutes warming with the cocks open, but this usually only warms one side of the HP piston. Rock the engine until it makes a full revolution on its own. Then I let it idle at th...
by asal0312
Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: S.L. Hope
Replies: 12
Views: 12686

Re: S.L. Hope

The main cause of the bearing failure was due to thrust problems. I purchased the boat second hand and the engine was installed on stringers that moved and floated with respect to the hull, this coupled with an inadequate thrust bearing caused major problems with the valve gear, piston valves and ec...
by asal0312
Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: What steamboating looks like to the average Joe
Replies: 12
Views: 8061

What steamboating looks like to the average Joe

I couldn't help but laugh at the narration. So this is what we look like to the average Joe.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ydk8kGEkRSE