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Forum: Steamboats & History 04-11-2009, 01:07 PM
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Posted By David Dewey
Lexie, That sounds intriguing. Always good to...

Lexie,
That sounds intriguing. Always good to keep up with new developments that might help the machinery! When I mentioned that things are sometimes lost, I was thinking of the change in...
Forum: Steamboats & History 04-10-2009, 01:35 PM
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Posted By David Dewey
Great advice, Steve. I was going to mention the...

Great advice, Steve. I was going to mention the tension problem with rings. We have made rings from iron water pipe that was very close to the diameter we needed. Worked very well.
I would be leary...
Forum: Steamboats & History 04-07-2009, 04:05 PM
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Posted By David Dewey
Mathew, Everything is a trade-off. Stroke of...

Mathew,
Everything is a trade-off. Stroke of the engine is limited by the crank pin offest, which is limited by the water line to crankshaft distance (you really don't want to dip your bearings in...
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