My 24' Launch

Got a Steamboat? Then put a link and pictures in here and let us know about updates etc.
S. Weaver
Full Steam Ahead
Full Steam Ahead
Posts: 329
Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:23 pm
Boat Name: SL Iona

Re: My 24' Launch

Post by S. Weaver » Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:19 pm

TahoeSteam wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:55 pm
She's a beauty. Been lurking in your blog and wondering when your next update would pop up.
Wes, thanks. Funny, Google decided to quit supporting blogspot, so, any updates will be here.
Steve
User avatar
TahoeSteam
Full Steam Ahead
Full Steam Ahead
Posts: 681
Joined: Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:38 am
Boat Name: Wayward Belle
Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA
Contact:

Re: My 24' Launch

Post by TahoeSteam » Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:50 pm

S. Weaver wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:19 pm
TahoeSteam wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:55 pm
She's a beauty. Been lurking in your blog and wondering when your next update would pop up.
Wes, thanks. Funny, Google decided to quit supporting blogspot, so, any updates will be here.
Guess they acquiesced to the might of facebook and instagram. Shame.

I'll be sitting here. Patiently awaiting updates
~Wesley Harcourt~
Check out the steamboat and steamSHIP videos on my YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/wesleyharcourtsteamandmore
S. Weaver
Full Steam Ahead
Full Steam Ahead
Posts: 329
Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:23 pm
Boat Name: SL Iona

Re: My 24' Launch

Post by S. Weaver » Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:46 pm

An update ...
Fitting the stack with the aid of the shop cat.
The attachment KIMG0137.JPG is no longer available
All the best to you all,
Attachments
KIMG0137.JPG
KIMG0137.JPG (92.05 KiB) Viewed 619 times
Steve
S. Weaver
Full Steam Ahead
Full Steam Ahead
Posts: 329
Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:23 pm
Boat Name: SL Iona

Re: My 24' Launch

Post by S. Weaver » Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:48 pm

Boiler piping and appurtenances complete.
KIMG0164.JPG
KIMG0164.JPG (123.26 KiB) Viewed 617 times
Steve
User avatar
DetroiTug
Full Steam Ahead
Full Steam Ahead
Posts: 1810
Joined: Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:56 pm
Boat Name: Iron Chief
Location: Northwest Detroit

Re: My 24' Launch

Post by DetroiTug » Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:11 pm

Wow Steve, that's really looking nice. Doesn't look like you have far to go. You mentioned steam bending oak, that's usually more setup than it benefits. Remember, there is no shame in laminating thin pieces on an arc'd jig or in place. The large oak bands in the front of my wheelhouse are one inch thick comprised 1/4" laminates.

Ron
User avatar
cyberbadger
Full Steam Ahead
Full Steam Ahead
Posts: 1060
Joined: Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:16 pm
Boat Name: SL Nyitra
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Re: My 24' Launch

Post by cyberbadger » Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:09 pm

Steve,

I like all the elements of the boiler door, looks nice.

Is that red pump a gem water pump converted into a steam pump?

I think I have either the same one or very similar.

-CB
S. Weaver
Full Steam Ahead
Full Steam Ahead
Posts: 329
Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:23 pm
Boat Name: SL Iona

Re: My 24' Launch

Post by S. Weaver » Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:21 pm

CB,

Yes, sir. Aft of it is a 1894 duplex.
Steve
User avatar
cyberbadger
Full Steam Ahead
Full Steam Ahead
Posts: 1060
Joined: Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:16 pm
Boat Name: SL Nyitra
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Re: My 24' Launch

Post by cyberbadger » Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:34 pm

Steve,

I am in the middle of converting almost the same gem pump. I am curious what steps you took to convert it to steam?

-CB
Last edited by cyberbadger on Sun Jul 11, 2021 4:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.
S. Weaver
Full Steam Ahead
Full Steam Ahead
Posts: 329
Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:23 pm
Boat Name: SL Iona

Re: My 24' Launch

Post by S. Weaver » Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:49 pm

CB,

I asked my machinist friend to comment on what he did - it's all snake oil and witchcraft to me ... I did some work for him that I know about, and he rebuilt the pump.
Steve
Post Reply