Margaret S. Sidewheeler Recent Modifications

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Margaret S. Sidewheeler Recent Modifications

Post by fredrosse » Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:38 pm

The Margaret S. is in its 10th season, and has been stoked up a bit this year. Made new admission/exhaust valves, and increased steam pressure from 100 PSI to 150 PSI. Added a feedwater heater, so the feed to the boiler, which was about 70 F (lake water), now enters the boiler at 194 F, allowing considerable increase in steam production. The original Propane burners can only hold 125 PSI now with full gear, as the engine is not only making more power, but also using more steam. The Propane burner jets need to be drilled out about 10% to allow maintaining 150 PSI.
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An old sexist remark, usually incorrect in this politically correct society, is probably OK here, as the statement is about a boat:
"She's beautiful, and she cooks"

A short video, thanks to Don Festermacher, go to Facebook and scroll down to the video:

https://www.facebook.com/donfenstermach ... 66926/?t=1
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Re: Margaret S. Sidewheeler Recent Modifications

Post by dampfspieler » Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:50 am

Hello Fred,

very interesting. The video at facebook is not available. Is it possible to post it at vimeo?

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Re: Margaret S. Sidewheeler Recent Modifications

Post by fredrosse » Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:35 pm

Please excuse my lack of knowledge here, does this work?

https://www.facebook.com/donfenstermach ... 66926/?t=1
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Re: Margaret S. Sidewheeler Recent Modifications

Post by dampfspieler » Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:46 pm

It works.

Its a very fast paddlewheeler.
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Re: Margaret S. Sidewheeler Recent Modifications

Post by PeteThePen1 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:09 am

Hi Folks

For those that gave up Facebook after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, I am afraid that the link still does not work because Facebook insists one logs in first. I believe that it is possible to set up one's Facebook pages so that they are viewable without logging in, but few Facebook using organisations seem to bother. The SBA's Facebook page is reasonably accessible if you discount the panel at the bottom asking you to log in. I think I prefer YouTube, but only because Google has not yet been caught being naughty with our data.

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