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by barts
Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Triple Expansion Engine - Elliott Bay
Replies: 89
Views: 46386

Re: Triple Expansion Engine - Elliott Bay

Keep in mind that the water temp. affects the size of the condenser that is needed, as does the speed of the boat. In less sheltered areas here on the West Coast, the water temperatures are perhaps 55F.... but lakes and rivers are often much warmer, esp. on the surface in the summer, and hotwell tem...
by barts
Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:17 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: steam jet air ejector
Replies: 6
Views: 5135

Re: steam jet air ejector

I'd only use it to help keep vacuum during docking; one generally has too much steam then anyway ;)
Normally they use too much steam in our small plants, and they do heat up the hot well when run too long.

- Bart
by barts
Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:31 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: To get a triple
Replies: 26
Views: 15173

Re: To get a triple

Don't underestimate the simplicity and reliability improvements you'd get from a big single cylinder uniflow... with a overhung crank, you can easily use roller bearings for the crankpin, and mains can be tapered roller bearings or babbitt if you prefer. With poppet valves, a proper maneuvering cut-...
by barts
Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:20 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: It's Winter!
Replies: 8
Views: 4177

Re: It's Winter!

Well, I ride my bicycle to work year around down here in "south America" :-), but since it's down into the 40s by the time I go home this time of year I wear some warm clothes... it does freeze here once in a while, but never really a hard freeze. Once or twice I've seen forecasts for high twenties,...
by barts
Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:35 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: To get a triple
Replies: 26
Views: 15173

Re: To get a triple

And I too would very much appreciate a copy of your paper....

- Bart
by barts
Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Looky what I found on ebay (continued)
Replies: 4
Views: 3576

Re: Looky what I found on ebay (continued)

I've done a fair amount of reading on the topic in various books, but this is perfect - thanks! My college German really isn't up to technical topics so it's great that there's a translation. Google Books has certainly made collecting info on steam engine much easier than it was 20 years ago. - Bart
by barts
Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Cilinder lubrication on an Easton & Johnson
Replies: 11
Views: 7789

Re: Cilinder lubrication on an Easton & Johnson

I will say that providing some internal lubrication is a good idea, particularly if you run the engine hard. I've always used some (whether by design or because on my old compressor conversion the crankcase oil would get past the rings ). Yes, you do need to give some attention to oil removal in the...
by barts
Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:43 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: To get a triple
Replies: 26
Views: 15173

Re: To get a triple

It's not so much tradition that interests me as the look...steeples don't grab my eye... You mean this steeple that doesn't grab your eye? :shock: http://www.northweststeamsociety.org/BlaineSteeple.jpg Photo courtesy of Dick Vennerbeck That of course is the sister (brother?) engine to the one in Je...
by barts
Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:35 am
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Our steam launch Otter...
Replies: 1
Views: 3337

Our steam launch Otter...

I need to update these pages to add details about the
new engine.... http://smaalders.net/bart/boat.html

- Bart
by barts
Sat Nov 21, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Floods in Cumbria, UK
Replies: 19
Views: 10395

Re: Floods in Cumbria, UK

Best of luck to all affected by this... http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/default.stm
has news... sad to see the Blue Bell Cafe on Coniston Water flooded, as my wife
and I happened to eat lunch there last year...

Best of luck w/ the boat!

- Bart