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by PeteThePen1
Fri May 28, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: WTB: Boiler feed hand pump
Replies: 5
Views: 4264

Re: WTB: Boiler feed hand pump

Hi Mike I fell for the long handled pump on the Beckmann website simply because it looked "right". It is probably way to big for my needs and would be for yours, not to mention the price. However, look at the illustrations closely and you will see just how simple it is. The two clacks are off the sh...
by PeteThePen1
Fri May 28, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: What is the "typical" arangeement for plumbing
Replies: 8
Views: 5121

Re: What is the "typical" arangeement for plumbing

Hi Another thought for the booklist is the SBA's Steam Boating Guide (2nd Edition) which is new out this year. I am still working though my copy, and it is excellent. As it is only 10GBP, at the curent exchange rate of 1.4USD to the Pound it is incredibly cheap (+ postage!). I fear that to get it yo...
by PeteThePen1
Fri May 28, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello
Replies: 9
Views: 5156

Re: Hello

Welcome (from Wales currently)! Do tell us about the kind of waters that you are planning to consider using. That is quite critical in the UK as lake use, sea use, canal use or river use all demand slight differences and impose certain limitations. For example Edward and the Windermere folk run thei...
by PeteThePen1
Fri May 28, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Greetings from Sheffield, England
Replies: 6
Views: 3466

Re: Greetings from Sheffield, England

Welcome! Hope you enjoy the site - there is lots of stuff of enormous use/interest here already. If you are interested in starting with a glassfibre hull, and there is a lot to be said for that (at lest I think so!), there are a couple worth seeing "in the flesh" so to speak. I say this because when...
by PeteThePen1
Thu May 13, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Leak from the SBA Committee...
Replies: 2
Views: 2345

Re: Leak from the SBA Committee...

I will happily write up some of the topics if folks would like me to do so. You may have to remind me to do it though. November is a terribly long time away and we pensioners do have problems remembering....

Regards

Pete
by PeteThePen1
Wed May 12, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Leak from the SBA Committee...
Replies: 2
Views: 2345

Leak from the SBA Committee...

Now that the UK has had its election and is still sorting out who is going to be the next person in various hot seats, the flow of interesting political leaks has dried up. So to fill the void, here is an SBA Committee leak that might be of interest to our UK readership: BOILER SEMINAR Saturday 20th...
by PeteThePen1
Tue May 11, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: NEW TYPE OF ENGINE
Replies: 11
Views: 6717

Re: NEW TYPE OF ENGINE

Hi Tom I think 125PSI would not be unusual in steamboating circles, nor would 60lbs per hour. However, 1,000 RPM is sounding like one of Mr Parson's little numbers and would make the average steamboater's feed pump have a heart attack. How about seeking somebody with a separate self powered feed pum...
by PeteThePen1
Mon May 10, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: NEW TYPE OF ENGINE
Replies: 11
Views: 6717

Re: NEW TYPE OF ENGINE

Hi Tom This sounds rather fun. I don't know about the other on this forum, but my boat has a 1" shaft being as I imported it from the USA, where I gather they count to 12 rather than 10. Perhaps they have more patience than us Europeans... :mrgreen: Once you have an engine, I am sure that some of us...
by PeteThePen1
Sun May 02, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: DetroiTug's Tug is going together
Replies: 377
Views: 145680

Re: DetroiTug's Tug is going together

Thanks for the advice folks! The limber truck looks really scary, but your Canadian roads look as narrow as ours, Den. Perhaps it will all work out in the end... Regards Pete PS Wildest Cheshire had a covering of white yesterday - hailstones and the louest thunder storm we have had for ages. Central...
by PeteThePen1
Sat May 01, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Off topic...
Replies: 0
Views: 2013

Off topic...

Dear Steamboaters It just occurs to me that we perhaps need a new section called "Off Topic" or something like that. Now why, you may ask, should we need such a section? Well, I cannot see where to put my question...! Question: Kath and I are planning to cross the Pond in October to attend our neice...