Steam Outboard Motor Competition

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Kingsley
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Steam Outboard Motor Competition

Post by Kingsley » Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:07 pm

A the start of June the SBA held a competition where members had to build a steam powered outboard motor. At the event these were attached to the back of a boat and took steam from the boat's boiler via a flexible hose. The competition took the form of a time trial but the main aim for most competitiors was just to have a bit of fun.

There were six entries of all shapes and sizes, pictures and more information on each engine can be found at: http://www.steamboatassociation.org.uk/ ... ic/1561039 and a video is available below.

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Re: Steam Outboard Motor Competition

Post by TahoeSteam » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:46 pm

Some quite interesting concepts. Very entertaining!
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Re: Steam Outboard Motor Competition

Post by cyberbadger » Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:23 am

Excellent! :D

I have an engine that J. Winn made(2.75 inch bore by 3 inch stroke, slip eccentric reversing mechanism). I may be the only one in the USA with one of his engines. It's one of my two engine candidates I have for the steam launch I plan to cobble together in the next year or so.

Good to see J. Winn is still at it and got 2nd place!

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