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by S. Weaver
Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:04 am
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: My 24' Launch
Replies: 161
Views: 130496

Re: My 24' Launch

All behind the scenes stuff, Wes. The teak deck is almost laid and then I start on the cover boards. Meanwhile, I dropped and set the pistons in the engine, and am installing the lube and drain fittings. Also experimenting with cylinder jacketing. Once it gets too cold for the shop, I hope to finish...
by S. Weaver
Thu Sep 17, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: New member from the "Impressionniste" country
Replies: 3
Views: 3540

Re: New member from the "Impressionniste" country

Michel, There are many good hulls and shops that produce them across the Channel, if you can look past that good Gallic pride. :D (Hopefully as a brassy American I can get away with making such a jest. You will also find a good sense of humor on this site ...) You English is fine and we welcome you ...
by S. Weaver
Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: building a steam condenser
Replies: 13
Views: 11129

Re: building a steam condenser

Thank you, Simon.
by S. Weaver
Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Got a question about lights.
Replies: 7
Views: 6272

Re: Got a question about lights.

Coal oil (liquid paraffin, sometimes sold as "ultra-pure lamp oil") mixed in with kerosene at approximately 80% to 20% of the latter will give a nice white flame. Mix in a dash of mineral spirits for brilliance. This a mix used for navigation and railroad markers this side of the pond for over 100 y...
by S. Weaver
Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Steering unit for a fantail launch
Replies: 23
Views: 15399

Re: Steering unit for a fantail launch

I'm using a side mounted Edson system with cable and a quadrant - no slop at all. The Edson helm station comes with a brake knob that I am modifying to look old school. Should realize the same single-handed advantage as Mike's hydraulic system.
by S. Weaver
Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Type of Wood for Hull
Replies: 18
Views: 12900

Re: Type of Wood for Hull

Mike - I can lift my stern up off the rear jack stands by myself without the machinery in it, and my hull is fairly robust. I'm guessing the overall hull is @ 700 lbs for 24' LOA 6' W 1.25' D. Most folks know, but a picture is here: http://www.thesteamboatingforum.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=566 I...
by S. Weaver
Wed May 20, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Simpson Strickland Engine - Pictures
Replies: 10
Views: 8319

Re: Simpson Strickland Engine - Pictures

Always a joy to see pictures of Uncle Jack at work.
by S. Weaver
Thu May 07, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: My 24' Launch
Replies: 161
Views: 130496

Re: My 24' Launch

Thanks, Ron. Keeps me off the street ...
by S. Weaver
Fri May 01, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: My 24' Launch
Replies: 161
Views: 130496

Re: My 24' Launch

Some deck progress ... Steady as she goes ...