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Registered
22nd Mar 2017
Last Online
26th Jun 2017
lesliebreame

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Member No. 4140
Registered 22nd Mar 2017
Last Online 26th Jun 2017
City South Molton EX36 4LB
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 0
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 1
Photos Posted 2
Likes Received 40
Likes Given 2
23 Total Posts
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Ranks Points
Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
154 points away from Commander!
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Boats in Harbour 8 0
Forum Thread 5 0
Forum Post 2 2
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 0
Video Post 15 120
Video Response 3 42
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 0
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 2
Received Likes 2 80
246 Total Points
United Kingdom
Recent Posts
turbine by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 16 days ago
After ive cleaned the soot and oil from my outside bath i can relax in it for a good soak with hot water from my solar heater !!!!{providing the sun has been out for 3 or 4 hours that is ]!!!

U-Boat U47 by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 16 days ago
Love the sinking !!!

turbine by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 17 days ago
ive just had the thought, Midlife , that perhaps thats why no woman wants to live with me eh ?!!!

turbine by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 17 days ago
Ah but Dave i live on my own so nobody tells me what to do !!!My lady friend wouldnt last long if she tried to lay down the law !!!

turbine by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 17 days ago
I use a mixture of hardwood,wood pellets soft coal and anthracite depending on how much heat i need. Clearly the wood will burn away pretty quickly so i will use the anthracite for longer burning. I have a computer fan blowing air under the firebox which is why there is so much flame !!! I have yet to fit a rheostat to control the fan speed as clearly there is too much blow!!

turbine by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 17 days ago
And now for something different !!! My experimental coal fired steam turbine outboard boat on test for first time in the bath outside !! Stand back over there !!!

JOLIE BRISE gaff-rigged cutter by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 17 days ago
lovely boat and goes nicely when the wind picks up !!

SARNIA by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
In contrast to all that amazing power stuff below here is a very tranquil and sedate picture of my A class yacht in light breeze at Ilfracombe pond recently. Les Breame

TANWEN by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Tony Birds TANWEN paddle steamer at Tilford this year. Les Breame

Under-Water Video Boat by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
technically very interesting !! les breame

Miss Geico 29" by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
i know what you mean about speed and i am always trying to get more from my steam boats!!! they are very slow compared with your petrol and brushless jobs but my aim is for more speed .i am working on steam turbines at present which are very inefficient and not that powerful but the intention is eventually for more speed !! you want to try coal fired boiler boats [ i make my own ] . there is much to do pondside what with stoking and water filling and oiling and all and i get loads of fun ..... much more than sailing my old electric crash tender which was fun to build but boring to sail . les breame

Small scale cleats and bollards by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Cornwall model boats have a vast range of boating stuff. they may have your size. !! les breame

African Queen by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Video shows two African Queen boats produced by Modeen of Manchester in the 1980's. Ron Needham took over my boat business and developed his own lovely range of boats and this African Queen was one of them. He supplied kits only so you can expect variations in them. These two i have rebuilt from derelicts .One has the LEE engine and the other is older with the Stuart Turner one. Les Breame

HMS Triumph by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
nice video and the sinister music suits !!! lesbreame

Jane by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
One of my Old Trafford paddle steamers enhanced by my mate Duncan Laurimer and sailing on the put up pond at Tilford Rural Life Centre yesterday. Good fun was had by all !! The boiler is tablet fired [3 halves ] and is half filled with 65ml of water. Engine is single oscillator with 16:1 spur gearbox. Les Breame

Sweet Sue Steam Launch by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
very nice boat and loadsa steam!!! nice pond too, will fly out tomorrow with some of my steamers !! what is the engine and fuel type ? Did you make any of it ? Cheers Les Breame. [Devon ]

Original Aerokits Solent Lifeboat by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
very nice boat and yes it is difficult to video and sail at the same time ! try to get someone else to steer while you video !! using a tripod is best. Les Breame

Clyde Puffer by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Hull is about 36" long and from ORION Mouldings[i think !!] Its quite nice and shows all the rivets in good detail. We are at present making a Puffer 54" long and i am going to make the hull from soldered tinplate[ i hope !!! ] Les Breame

outboard steam launch by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
The tablets are the same ones used in all MAMOD toys after they stopped using meths.Get them from DREAM STEAM under name MSS Mamod Solid Fuel Tablets. They are not liked by many as they are quite toxic in confined spaces so dont use them indoors!!! For small boats they are great as they weigh nothing and give good heat. Les Breame

outboard steam launch by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Looking for a new project i decided to try to make an outboard steam launch. The engine and drive took a while to work out but in the end it all came together well. The boat travels at a nice speed fueled by tablets for lightness as the boiler and engine are quite heavy for the boat size which is about 22"long. There is a brief glimpse of my paddle steamer that i also made. Pictures taken at TILFORD rural life museum Farnham. Next show is Easter Saturday Les Breame

Clyde Puffer by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
They are busy down below stoking the boiler !!! One day i might finish the boat but i have 50 other projects on the go !! Les Breame

Clyde Puffer by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Coal fired Clyde Puffer project. GRP hull with vertical boiler and oscillating engine both of which i made from scratch. Goes very nicely . pictures taken at ilfracombe boating pond. Les Breame

turbine by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Hull is from boot sale. Turbine is 3" dia and is driven by twin boilers. I made them both. Speed is not blistering but it goes !!! Boiler pressure is 100lb/sq in. Les Breame