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by PeteThePen1
Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Building a new boat {OK dreaming about it!!]
Replies: 22
Views: 13008

Re: Building a new boat {OK dreaming about it!!]

Dear Den and boating friends Please keep going and lets see some photos of the chain/belt systems that you have all mentioned. I am planning to follow the same sort of idea that Den proposed, but not to quite such an extreme height. So, I am all agog to see how to do it. On a related but "off topic"...
by PeteThePen1
Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Found some interesting plans online
Replies: 5
Views: 4270

Re: Found some interesting plans online

Thanks for posting that link to the boat plans. What a superb booklet! Three cheers for the UN for producing such a useful document. I was just slightly concerned to see that it was published in English, but I notice that the FAO site supports half a dozen languages, so I guess that it is available ...
by PeteThePen1
Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Rally Reports
Topic: What to do when there's no rallys
Replies: 1
Views: 1775

Re: What to do when there's no rallys

Dear Den and fellow boaters What a good idea! In the UK a few of our Area Representatives organise out of season get togethers. In the North West one year the then rep who is a traction engine fan also, organised a lunch with instructions to arrive by steam if at all possible. Naturally he did so wi...
by PeteThePen1
Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: How can the forum be improved?
Replies: 31
Views: 35591

Re: How can the forum be improved?

Dear Steam Boaters I too would agree with the view that this Forum is fine as it is. There may come a time when changes seem a good idea, but certainly at the moment nothing strikes me as a "must do". The newcomers guide is a good idea. However, speaking as a newcomer, I think that we(I?) get a very...
by PeteThePen1
Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: John's Herreshoff Style Engine
Replies: 16
Views: 9480

Re: John's Herreshoff Style Engine

Yes Sir! I'll vote for a nice set of instructions please.

Lovely engine.


Pete
by PeteThePen1
Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: John's New Boat Progress
Replies: 6
Views: 4073

Re: John's New Boat Progress

John

You have done a super job with the boat. The fore deck looks magnificent and the seams appear to be very consistent. That was a job I found very difficult.

I look forward to seeing further progress.


Pete
by PeteThePen1
Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: building Panatela
Replies: 46
Views: 21589

Re: building Panatela

Yes she really looks lovely. I too am looking for some more photos of the coaming and how you finish it. Clearly the curved ends are laminated ply, but the straighter bits may be solid or ply - not sure which. The big question (for me at least) is how to cap the coaming. As ever your suggestions and...
by PeteThePen1
Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: It's Winter!
Replies: 8
Views: 3333

Re: It's Winter!

Thanks for the reminder and tips everybody. Here in England we are getting the first frosts, but generally it is not that cold (5 to 8 degrees C). Working in the garage is still possible without backup heating. However, I spent a couple of hours sticking some of the "fancy" work with thickened epoxy...
by PeteThePen1
Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: The Steamboating Website (seperate from the forum)
Replies: 2
Views: 2534

Re: The Steamboating Website (seperate from the forum)

Dear Simon and Fellow Steamboaters A few observations for you. I am all in favour of increasing the steam boating presence on the web. However, perhaps we/you should ask the question "Why am I creating this website?" I say this as I have already gone down the road of planning to set up my own websit...
by PeteThePen1
Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Floods in Cumbria, UK
Replies: 19
Views: 8188

Re: Floods in Cumbria, UK

Hi

Sad to hear the news from the Lakes. Hope none of our steam boat family have lost their houses as well as their boats.

I have been sent the attached link with more pictures: http://www.stridingedge.net/Walks/2009/ ... .11.09.htm

Regards

Pete