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by Colin chandler
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Colin chandlers 14ft yachting world day boat conversion to steam
Replies: 33
Views: 12048

Re: Colin chandlers 14ft yachting world day boat conversion to steam

Once you've done one the rest get a bit easier, I've got a bit better at doing the nails and roves and I've actually steamed a couple of new ribs in place


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by Colin chandler
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Colin chandlers 14ft yachting world day boat conversion to steam
Replies: 33
Views: 12048

Re: Colin chandlers 14ft yachting world day boat conversion to steam

Bit of a curve to follow

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by Colin chandler
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Colin chandlers 14ft yachting world day boat conversion to steam
Replies: 33
Views: 12048

Re: Colin chandlers 14ft yachting world day boat conversion to steam

Here we go let's get the first one out, looks like the nightmare has begun, lol,
The copper nails are easily cut through with my oscillating multi tool and so is the plank so it just slides out




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by Colin chandler
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Colin chandlers 14ft yachting world day boat conversion to steam
Replies: 33
Views: 12048

Colin chandlers 14ft yachting world day boat conversion to steam

This is a project to turn a rather rotten day boat into a steam boat, there's no big 30k budget so I'm hoping to get a steamboat for a working mans budget, So far the trailer has cost £120 on eBay I had to dismantle it and put it on the roof of my van because I didn't have a tow bar, The van in the ...
by Colin chandler
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Stern tube alterations
Replies: 3
Views: 1427

Re: Stern tube alterations

So far I've discovered it's an inch and five eights , I'm waiting for some pitch gauges to turn up.
by Colin chandler
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Stern tube alterations
Replies: 3
Views: 1427

Stern tube alterations

Shortening a brass/ bronze stern tube,
Does anyone know what thread is used on stern tubes? Is it a BSP ?
Where can I get my tube re threaded after I've cut it down?
Regards Colin Southend on sea Essex
by Colin chandler
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Boat paint
Replies: 2
Views: 1168

Boat paint

New to boating,
I'm currently renovating a clinker built 14ft boat, I've noticed under the floorboards it's all painted red, is this some sort of lead based paint like red oxide? Is it common to use such paint, if not what would you recommend?
Regards Colin