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by PeteThePen1
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Searching for my Steamboat's History
Replies: 20
Views: 1636

Re: Searching for my Steamboat's History

Well Done Russ. That is looking very nice. Hope the shoulder is recovering well too.

Regards

Pete
by PeteThePen1
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: T goodhand boiler maker in Kent
Replies: 17
Views: 1111

Re: T goodhand boiler maker in Kent

I do enjoy this forum as folk have lots of good points to make and it is nice to know that there are many ways to solve any given problem. As a Paper Pusher by training, it has suddenly occurred to me that we are possibly doing way too much speculation. Here we have a vintage boiler installed in a b...
by PeteThePen1
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: T goodhand boiler maker in Kent
Replies: 17
Views: 1111

Re: T goodhand boiler maker in Kent

Hi Colin That looks a lovely combination of engine and boiler. However, in terms of getting it certificated I think you need to have a quiet few words with your insurance company. I seem to recall that the Steamboat Museum had a launch that was recovered from the bed of Windermere and the boiler was...
by PeteThePen1
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: T goodhand boiler maker in Kent
Replies: 17
Views: 1111

Re: T goodhand boiler maker in Kent

Hi Folks I have just had this from my sister in law Mair, the family expert on all things historical. " Thomas Peter Rowe Goodhand, born 29 March 1868, Medway, Kent, probably, though the 1939 Registers gives birth year of 1869. The latter gives his occupation as Master Boilerman. I can’t make out al...
by PeteThePen1
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: T goodhand boiler maker in Kent
Replies: 17
Views: 1111

Re: T goodhand boiler maker in Kent

Hi Nothing of use has come up on my internet search except for this page about Boilersmiths in an ancestry website: [http://freepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~blacksmiths/boilers-1.htm] This does not include Mr Goodhand, but it suggests that a useful route into this is through somebody who is skilled ...
by PeteThePen1
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Frances-Anne
Replies: 74
Views: 34721

Re: Frances-Anne

Hi Folks Whilst some of you know about the progress of Frances Ann's refit I expect most of you will have forgotten all about her. The refit is coming closer to completion, i.e. the jobs list will probably fit on one page now, which has pleased my Dearly Beloved. I will skip the family politics, but...
by PeteThePen1
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Burning corn as fuel?
Replies: 8
Views: 764

Re: Burning corn as fuel?

This has jogged my memory of an article in Funnel some little time ago about using pelletised fuel in a steam outboard. Do any SBA folk recall that also? Don't have time just now to have a dig but will see what I can find later. I seem to recall that the experiment was successful.
by PeteThePen1
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Cladding Problem - Need Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 763

Re: Cladding Problem - Need Advice

Thanks Fred

That is exactly the advice I need. All I have to do is get on and implement it. I will report back when the overhaul is complete.

Regards

Pete
by PeteThePen1
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Cladding Problem - Need Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 763

Re: Cladding Problem - Need Advice

Hi Can I add a rider to Ron's sensible suggestion - a couple of willing helpers. My own experience of slats is that they seem to fall all over the place as if somebody has turned up the Gravity reading just as soon as you put a few in place. May I also hijack the thread on a slightly different but i...
by PeteThePen1
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello from Montreal
Replies: 8
Views: 2568

Re: Hello from Montreal

Hi Kyle Welcome to the Board and this merry band of steam nuts. Do share a little of your background and plans, as well as that wonderful sounding archive. As you may have noticed the folks on the Board range from the real engineers whose advice is as good as gold dust and then the non engineering f...