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Offline steamer

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Compound in my boat
« on: July 24, 2012, 04:00:15 AM »
My compound in my boat





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Re: Compound in my boat
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2012, 04:23:37 AM »
looks nice steamer.   :whoohoo: Any chance of some info on it like the is it home made or purchased what size is the boat materials etc etc as its something I have always had a soft spot. Enquiring minds would like to know :happyreader:
Pete
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I used to have a friend.....but the rope broke and he ran away :(

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Re: Compound in my boat
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2012, 05:14:43 AM »
Hi Pete,
Engine, boiler and boat were designed and built by me.   took a while.....





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Re: Compound in my boat
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2012, 09:20:33 AM »
very nice  :jumpingsmileys: Just love the vessel. Saw a nice fantail launch of about 18ft on the river a couple years ago and sat and watched it for and hour as it steamed around the area we were at. Made my day it did
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Re: Compound in my boat
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2012, 12:48:13 PM »
Dave

Wow!  I've seen pics of the engine and some closeups of the installation but this is the first I've seen of you and the boat under way. Great stuff.  Even sitting here in 90? Florida, I can feel the crisp air and warm sunshine in those pictures.  Wish I was there!

What does it take to prepare for a day out?  What kind of fuel and how much?  How long to raise steam? What body of water is that? Do you have any photos of the boat build that you could post?

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Re: Compound in my boat
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2012, 02:24:28 PM »
Hi Dave,

Thanks for posting this again! :NotWorthy:

Would you be so kind as to post the link again to the build log/website you have for it?
The boat building process was amazing!!
 :AllHailTheKing:

Andrew
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Re: Compound in my boat
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2012, 03:40:51 PM »
 :jumpingsmileys:nice job steamer,top notch workmanship. thanks for showing jonesie

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Re: Compound in my boat
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2012, 04:07:57 PM »
Hi Dave,
Thanks for the under steam photos, that looks like a lot of fun.

Old age must be getting to my memory :old: because I forgot what the bore and stroke and hull length is. I have castings for a Stuart 6A compound that I hope to get to some day.

Dan :Jester:
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Re: Compound in my boat
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2012, 05:40:36 PM »
What happened with my photo's....and why was  this (    :Director: ) put in ?


Dave

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Re: Compound in my boat
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2012, 05:44:55 PM »
Dave,

Your photos are displaying just fine for me... no sign of a  :Director: smiley either, other than in your most recent post...

No, I see it now.... no idea how/why, there's no "edited by", it could be your post got corrupted somehow. Which would be quite alarming.... I will go check the database.

Can you send me the link to the missing picture(s), I will restore them for  you.
Cheers,
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Re: Compound in my boat
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2012, 05:48:49 PM »
Well......they're not now....?....it's replaced with  :Director:
Come to think of it....That may be my work firewall in action...it doesn't like PB.....I'll check on my smartphone.....and confirm.

What is the significance of the ( :Director:) emoticon anyway?

Thanks!

Dave
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Re: Compound in my boat
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2012, 05:50:14 PM »
Pictures look good here. I see them just fine...

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Re: Compound in my boat
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2012, 05:54:56 PM »
Dave,
I just deleted my browser history and I see the photos fine.

 :Director: I thought that was the bosin giving orders to the crew.

Dan  :Jester:
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Re: Compound in my boat
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2012, 05:56:27 PM »
Dave - I can see 3 photos, 1 in your 1st post & 2 in your second.

I can also see the "director" smiley.

It has no significance. I have no idea how it got there. You have to type the text :?Director: to make it appear manually. The database checks out OK. I think we have a bona fide mystery here...
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Re: Compound in my boat
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2012, 06:00:47 PM »
Well...it'll get sorted...

The Engine is a 1.5 x 3.0 x 2.5 compound with inside admission on the HP and outside admission on the LP
The boat is 25' long and has a 5' beam and is modelled after a New Haven sharpie as was notably published in steamboats and modern steam launches as the launch "Panatella".    I redid the sketch to add 6" of beam and narrowed her entrance and exit a bit, as a result it doubled the righting moment.   This makes a boat that I can jump up and down on the gunwale amidship and she just shrugs it off.    VERY stable.

About 6-7 knots with 2HP....and a good head of steam.
I did a presentation at NEMES (www.neme-s.org) and they have a PDF of the presentation online there.  It's a big file.....beware!

http://www.neme-s.org/The%20Construction%20of%20the%20Steamlaunch.pdf

Dave


PS   Where's my manners!    Thanks for the interest and support!....  =bow=


« Last Edit: July 24, 2012, 06:05:14 PM by steamer »
"Mister M'Andrew, don't you think steam spoils romance at sea?"
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