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Old 07-18-2012, 07:36 AM
Jim Herron Jim Herron is offline
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Location: Tampa, FL
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Default 23 ft Sternwheeler skiff.

I am building a 23 ft (not including the wheel) steam powered sternwheeler with a modified Carolina Skiff hull. We angled the bottom up a few inches toward the stern to give it better water flow to the wheel. The boiler has been built and the engines and wheel are from the previous boat I had. They are pretty short stroke engines and the wheel is about three feet in diameter so we'll see how it performs when done. The boiler will burn wood or coal.

The first photo is the hull in the water for the first time. The second is the old boat I had that had to be replaced after dry rot took it's cabin and the last one is a schematic of how it will look when finished.

-Jim Herron
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