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by PeteThePen1
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Fitting stringers and bulkheads to GRP hull
Replies: 7
Views: 1592

Re: Fitting stringers and bulkheads to GRP hull

Hi Pete I don't know if this will help but here are a few thoughts based on my experience of fitting out a glassfibre hull. I had no experience of glassfibre hulls before starting the project so I treated it as I would have done a plywood hull of which I had built three. Bulkheads - I used plywood a...
by PeteThePen1
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Hose connection?
Replies: 5
Views: 1060

Re: Hose connection?

Hi Folks Many thanks for your useful comments. I will go ahead with the reserve tank idea, and see if I can set that up so that it will also allow a hose supply (Test steaming on the drive?). I doubt if I will get space for 15 gallons - there is a locker that might hold 10 litres... Sod's law applie...
by PeteThePen1
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: I HATE Hand Hole Covers
Replies: 16
Views: 2834

Re: I HATE Hand Hole Covers

I'm not familiar with that particular boiler, but can sympathise with the problem of there being too little space for the body parts needed to deal with the job. Those of you with Rose hulls will not doubt agree. My solution has been to create a trolley whose structure replicates the engine bearers ...
by PeteThePen1
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Hose connection?
Replies: 5
Views: 1060

Hose connection?

Hi Folks Please could I draw upon the expertise of those of you who are trail boaters and have condensers? The context is that I am re-plumbing Frances Ann from being a puffer to either puffing or condensing. In puffing mode one launches, opens the lake feed cock and then works on one's musculature ...
by PeteThePen1
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Another story question
Replies: 23
Views: 2855

Re: Another story question

Thinking of Shamrock, presumably the one on Windermere, it is worth noting that she does not really fit in with the style of vessel that Finley's story seems to imply to me. If the engine and boiler are in some sort of shack, then the tug style of naval architecture seems to fit better. I have not p...
by PeteThePen1
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: What are the concerns/safety of an unfired >100C vessel
Replies: 103
Views: 24362

Re: What are the concerns/safety of an unfired >100C vessel

Hi I have come rather late to this thread, but keeping in mind the idea of having a canoe as one's tender and also having it steam driven, it might be worth looking at the the SBA Register for Taniwha. This is powered by a gas fired coil boiler that meets SBA boiler regs and the total weight of the ...
by PeteThePen1
Thu May 31, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Multi Fuel Burner MB 10/18
Replies: 24
Views: 4842

Re: Multi Fuel Burner MB 10/18

Hi Dietrich Given the excellent information in photos and drawings that you have shared with us, I suspect that you must be the sort of person who also likes to collect data. Suffering that tendency myself, I would be interested to hear of any measurements you have collected of fuel usage. That woul...
by PeteThePen1
Wed May 30, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Steam Actuated Inlet Valves?
Replies: 68
Views: 7430

Re: Steam Actuated Inlet Valves?

Sorry, this is off topic too, but thanks for the photos of the new hull Mike. From this side of the pond I think it looks lovely and something of which to be proud. How you get such an amazing sheen on a first coat of varnish is probably a closely guarded secret handed down from your Granny! Apologi...
by PeteThePen1
Wed May 30, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Multi Fuel Burner MB 10/18
Replies: 24
Views: 4842

Re: Multi Fuel Burner MB 10/18

I am very impressed by the (apparent) simplicity of the burner. Thinking in the context of my boat, where 80cm above the burner would be above the level of the coaming, would a low level pressurised tank work? Alternatively, I suppose one could add a tiny tank (say 500ml) on the back of the boiler a...
by PeteThePen1
Wed May 30, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: engine castings
Replies: 10
Views: 2476

Re: engine castings

Just a thought - my understanding of the Data Protection legislation suggests that if Jack writes to the buyers and his stamped letter is passed to Cheffins, they can forward it without contravening the legislation.

Pete