Knocking ??

A special section just for steam engines and boilers, as without these you may as well fit a sail.
Albert R
Just Starting Out
Just Starting Out
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:03 pm
Boat Name: Min Deern

Re: Knocking ??

Post by Albert R » Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:37 am

Do not forget to check the stern tube bearing (especially if you have a rubber one). If too loose, resonance causes strange knocking at certain revolution ranges.

Just Starting Out
Just Starting Out
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:17 pm
Boat Name: justine elizabeth

Re: Knocking ??

Post by hedleypiper » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:18 pm

irregular Knocking solved I think! It seemed to come from the condenser.

Discharge pipe straight from the L.P. to condenser ( the preheater was collapsed inside so cut it off which might have started the problem) . Added a 'dibber' pipe to suck from the lowest part of the condenser and serviced the vacuum pump, to great good effect ! about -18psi shows on gauge.
User avatar
Full Steam Ahead
Full Steam Ahead
Posts: 530
Joined: Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:38 am
Boat Name: Wayward Belle
Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA

Re: Knocking ??

Post by TahoeSteam » Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:16 am

Nicely done!
~Wesley Harcourt~
Check out the steamboat videos on my YouTube page:
Full Steam Ahead
Full Steam Ahead
Posts: 208
Joined: Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:43 pm
Boat Name: FEARLESS,l'il steamy
Location: Fort Smith Arkansas USA

Re: Knocking ??

Post by wsmcycle » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:12 pm

I'm not too up on this sort of esoterica.

This is the best reply ever!!!!! Oh that I could mingle with that!!!
User avatar
Lopez Mike
Full Steam Ahead
Full Steam Ahead
Posts: 1683
Joined: Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:41 am
Boat Name: S.L. Folly
Location: Lopez Island, Washington State, USA

Re: Knocking ??

Post by Lopez Mike » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:56 pm

Had a friend who was in Greece a couple of years ago and found out that these greek words mean something.

Esoterica meant a bus line that stayed within the city. "Something held within."

Also Metaphor was the name of the airport carts to haul your luggage. "To carry."

Who knew?
Galileo - Great mind.
Newton - Genius mind.
Einstein - Extraordinary mind
Me - Never mind.
Post Reply