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- Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:21 am
- Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
- Topic: To get a triple
- Replies: 26
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Triple expansion engines were basically only ever used commercially in ships and pumping/compressor stations, as it is not particularly efficient when operating outside a fairly narrow power envelope. Uniflow and Corliss engines were preferred when dealing with varying loads. A large steeple compoun...
- Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:26 am
- Forum: General Steamboat stuff
- Topic: Looky what I found on ebay (continued)
- Replies: 4
- Views: 3109
Uniflow engines are interesting to me because they offer the opportunity to build an relatively simple, compact and yet efficient engine. My long-term steamboat goal is a ~35 foot steamer suitable for three season use in the San Juan Islands in Washington, where my wife and I plan to retire. My brot...