My 24' Launch

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Re: My 24' Launch

Post by S. Weaver » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:21 pm

Wesley:

It's a nice, hard paint job on the engine. If you ever stumble across the M-B brochure, I would be very interested in it.
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Re: My 24' Launch

Post by S. Weaver » Tue May 29, 2012 8:32 pm

An update:
- Last coat of topsides was applied on Saturday. Now I'll let it cure to a fare-thee-well before flipping the hull.
- HP crosshead has been fitted and erected. 'Am working on the LP crosshead.
- Colleague Kelly Anderson is machining the engine pumps; see photo of initial bores, attached.
- C655 S/B has arrived so I can put the keel guard strips on for those New England rocks ...
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Re: My 24' Launch

Post by fredrosse » Wed May 30, 2012 3:48 pm

When do you plan to be steaming on the water?
Nice machining job on those pump parts. What service is that pump being used for?
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Re: My 24' Launch

Post by S. Weaver » Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:56 pm

fredrosse wrote:When do you plan to be steaming on the water?
I don't know, Fred, maybe 2015 or so. There's a lot to do and I'm in no rush. The pleasure is in the building of it, and all that ...
fredrosse wrote:Nice machining job on those pump parts. What service is that pump being used for?
Thanks, I'll pass that on to Kelly. It's a crosshead-driven air pump for the condensor, with a feedwater pump on the left; standard LP engine mounting.
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Re: My 24' Launch

Post by S. Weaver » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:00 pm

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Re: My 24' Launch

Post by S. Weaver » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:30 am

Engine erection so far ...
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Re: My 24' Launch

Post by S. Weaver » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:37 am

Adding the silicon bronze bow and keel guarding ...
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Re: My 24' Launch

Post by S. Weaver » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:42 am

Con rod and crosshead detail ...
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Re: My 24' Launch

Post by DetroiTug » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:57 pm

Looking good there Steve, she's going to be a real beauty.

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Re: My 24' Launch

Post by S. Weaver » Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:07 pm

Thanks, Ron. Steady as she goes ...
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