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by PeteThePen1
Wed May 30, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Alphington Steam launch
Replies: 69
Views: 17031

Re: Alphington Steam launch

Wow! What a lovely set of curves. It almost seems a pity that the underwater shape of the hulls of our boats seldom get seen.

by PeteThePen1
Sun May 27, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Sales and Trade
Replies: 6
Views: 1849


Hi If you mean the Blackstaff Wood three drum boiler, rather than Blackstaff's vertical boiler, the plans are available from the SBA. The downside is that those plans are just for the pressure vessel so one has to design one's own casing and take account in that of the combustion space required for ...
by PeteThePen1
Fri May 25, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello and a few questions!
Replies: 6
Views: 1469

Re: Hello and a few questions!

Hi Jim Welcome to the Forum and glad to hear that you are joining the hobby. As somebody who got it all wrong can I offer a few thoughts? Which element of the hobby is it that appeals to you most, the building of the boat or the sailing of it? If it is the latter, then go for a second hand one and g...
by PeteThePen1
Mon May 07, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Invidious comparisons
Replies: 28
Views: 9388

Re: Invidious comparisons

I do like Lopez Mike's Kilo Furlongs Per Fortnight speed rating. I have been idly wondering if I could write an Python app for that on my phone. The 'sums' bit is hardly challenging, but I now realise that I don't have Python on my phone nor do I know what language folk use to write Android apps. An...
by PeteThePen1
Fri May 04, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Anoraks Corner
Topic: Weighing a boat with bathroom scales
Replies: 23
Views: 11566

Re: Weighing a boat with bathroom scales

Glad to see that this thread still has some life in it. Definitely looking forward to seeing any pictures of your new boat Mike. Here, much later than ever expected, are the results of the bathroom scale weighing of Frances Ann, a Beckmann Rose hull fitted out as an English Gentleman's Launch. Why w...
by PeteThePen1
Thu May 03, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello from New Jersey (currently without a boat)
Replies: 7
Views: 1886

Re: Hello from New Jersey (currently without a boat)

Welcome to the Group! We are a mixed bunch as you will discover, coming from all sorts of backgrounds. Thus if you have skills that seem relevant to a question, don't be shy about posting your thoughts.


by PeteThePen1
Thu May 03, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Greetings from Maryland
Replies: 10
Views: 2582

Re: Greetings from Maryland

Hi In a rusty corner of my memory I have found a thought that John Winn, a stalwart of the SBA, was involved in the design and construction of a small gas turbine. If you are interested in following that up, just contact the SBA Secretary. John is not on this Forum as far as I know, unless he uses i...
by PeteThePen1
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Resources/Information for Crank Lubrication?
Replies: 118
Views: 13776

Re: Resources/Information for Crank Lubrication?

Hi Folks I have been greatly enjoying this thread and much admire anybody with the courage to design their own engine. However, since I come from the 'quick & dirty' end of the hobby, could I interject a request to Lopez Mike? Sir, could you start a thread to show us details of your old and new hull...
by PeteThePen1
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Next Weekend II
Replies: 162
Views: 70482

Re: Next Weekend II

Hi Wes

Just got around to doing some Forum browsing so have only just seen your news. Congratulations to all concerned. It has been an interesting story and I was amused how relaxed everybody looked on the maiden voyage. Clearly some great engineers in the family!


by PeteThePen1
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Steamboat Photography
Topic: PhotoBucket Issues
Replies: 11
Views: 5152

PhotoBucket Issues

Hi Folks I have just posted a query on the Surabaya thread about the pictures. However, a bit of internet digging has revealed that PhotoBucket has decided to charge folk who use it to host photos shown on other websites. It looks as if all the photos on all the threads that use PhotoBucket for host...