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Turbine boat Print Booklet
Author: lesliebreame   Posts: 1   Photos: 7   Subscribers: 0   Views: 252   Responses: 4   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)
Turbine boat - Posted: 29th Jul 2017
Have installed my coal fired stainless boiler[home made and tested to 200lb] into the steam turbine launch to see how it goes!! The boiler is fan assisted [ computer fan ] and controlled by rheostat to limit draught .If you saw my video in VIDEO GALLERY a few weeks back you will see what too much draught does !!! As soon as it stops raining i will shoot some video so you can see if it worked or not !! Les Breame

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Response by lesliebreame on the 29th Jul 2017
In old money Edward it is 28" long and weighs 11lb , full with water. Its a bit on the heavy side of course but then i am more interested in the working and making of the thing and the individual components rather than blistering speed. If i wanted that i would use a brushless motor and modern batteries! Each to his own. What do you make ? Les Breame
Response by cenbeth on the 29th Jul 2017
Hi Les

I enjoy problem solving, in essence. Currently I'm building a twice scale Cariad, a Bristol pilot sailing boat. Currently I have a 12kg bulb keel to cast; I'm on my third attempt! Still, it's fun.

I'm interested to hear how you get on with yours. Do you have any drawings you could put on line?

Response by lesliebreame on the 29th Jul 2017
Unfortunately all my designs are in the old brain box and sketches made on an A4 note pad drawn in the pub.However if there was anything that you wanted in particular im sure i could fix it. I have 6 builds on the go at the moment but all the designs are in my head or copies of what i have already.Regards