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by S. Weaver
Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Navy 1914 "K"model engine
Replies: 17
Views: 9732

Re: Navy 1914 "K"model engine

... I have been figuring out the plumbing and replacing some freeze damaged parts. This keel condenser has me confused. It would seem, that if the vacuum pump is going to pull any vacuum, it would have to be sealed. Correcto. Can the exhaust get ahead of the condenser's ability? Not if it is design...
by S. Weaver
Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Anoraks Corner
Topic: A Salute to the Deck ...
Replies: 14
Views: 12407

Re: A Salute to the Deck ...

Looks like you guys are having fun with this thread. Re jet skis, we were just encouraged to maintain "a torpedo watch ..." Fred, Advanced Coastal Cruising is next. We circumnavigate the Delmarva in May. The ocean leg is stood watch-on-watch. I haven't stood watches since merchant marine days, and t...
by S. Weaver
Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: Anoraks Corner
Topic: A Salute to the Deck ...
Replies: 14
Views: 12407

A Salute to the Deck ...

Just received my ASA 105 cert - Coastal Piloting and Navigation . It's about the most one can do as an amateur this side of the pond ... roughly equivalent to the RYA coastal piloting and navigation course. Nothing amateur about the exam - took me four hours or so to finish. Why? Wanted to sharpen m...
by S. Weaver
Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: A Video about Steam Turbines
Replies: 1
Views: 2418

Re: A Video about Steam Turbines

Like.
by S. Weaver
Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: New VFT boiler for Frøya
Replies: 23
Views: 13101

Re: New VFT boiler for Frøya

North American English is my native tongue and I still don't understand Mike half the time ... :lol:
by S. Weaver
Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Information on Surface condensers
Replies: 25
Views: 11090

Re: Information on Surface condensers

Thanks, Fred. My texts have all this, I am sure, but you are a patient and clear instructor.
by S. Weaver
Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Information on Surface condensers
Replies: 25
Views: 11090

Re: Information on Surface condensers

Steam surface condensers in power plant (as well as large marine steam plants) practice are designed to discharge condensate no more than 1F below the steam saturation temperature within the condenser steam space. The degrees below saturation is called "condensate depression", and any significant d...
by S. Weaver
Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: TSS Earnslaw video
Replies: 8
Views: 5483

Re: TSS Earnslaw video

That's good, Chris. It'll keep you humble - as opposed to that hallowed piece of quarter deck you are used to occupying ... :D
by S. Weaver
Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Nyitra I
Replies: 145
Views: 97745

Re: Nyitra I

Fly the colours, brother! :D
by S. Weaver
Wed Dec 24, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Bill Durham
Replies: 3
Views: 3813

Re: Bill Durham

Hmm ... Thanks for the news, Ron. Requiescat in Pace, Mr Durham.