Nyitra I

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Re: Nyitra I

Post by cyberbadger » Fri Jul 02, 2021 2:57 am

A picture of Nyitra steaming into Point Chautauqua tonight right before the rain came, from a neighbor.

A critical 1/4"x1/4" shaft key fell out on the highway!
I noticed as I was warming up the engine and the propellor stopped moving.

Some nice old gentlemen at the dock gave me a screw, I screwed that screw where it didn't belong. They gave me a spare in case the first screw fell out.
It worked for today which all that was required. :)
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Re: Nyitra I

Post by cyberbadger » Fri Jul 02, 2021 3:00 am

Fair weather mooring on our dock. On a mooring buoy most of the time.
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Re: Nyitra I

Post by cyberbadger » Sat Jul 03, 2021 2:15 am

I put Nyitra on a mooring buoy for the summer.

It is safer on a mooring than on the dock. Nyitra has a fair bit of windage and weight and in a bad storm she could push the dock and start breaking things.

Chautauqua is a fresh water lake where most people put in steel or aluminum horses that wooden dock sections are put ontop of. Many motorboats are on lifts that raise the boats completely out of the water.

I have thought of buying such a lift for Nyitra.

-CB
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Re: Nyitra I

Post by cyberbadger » Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:22 am

The Chautauqua Belle was out on an excursion on this rainy day, I believe they heard Nyitra and the Belle came to say hello to Nyitra on her mooring. we had a drive-by steamboat whistle hello.

Sorry for shakey video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APK-EC-6gPs

Also I took an infrared video of warming up the two cylinder 1902 Toledo from cold(ambient). You can see the steam comes in from a stainless hose, and then the porting in the center of the engine warms up (piston valves, the swift lubricator, first one cylinder, then the other, then the engine is warm enough to start turning with petcocks open.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijVk5rrewTU

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