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Forum: River Talk & Cruises 04-12-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,981
Posted By Bruno Krause
Capt, Happy Birthday, 29? you look about that...

Capt, Happy Birthday, 29? you look about that age, and I look about 39 give or take, hee-hee... if you happen to pass the Niagara Prince in the next two weeks, a few of us diehard river nuts/DQ...
Forum: Steamboats & History 04-12-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,513
Posted By Bruno Krause
**quivering upper lip and labored breathing** ...

**quivering upper lip and labored breathing**

Always had a "Good Morning" and a warm smile for me and my better half coming out of the pilot house, us drinking coffee on the Sun Deck...
Forum: Steamboats & History 03-14-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,860
Posted By Bruno Krause
Deb and I were blessed with finally meeting...

Deb and I were blessed with finally meeting Mom...I will forever remember the laugh at the piano, the AQ in December, after her enjoying corn mash on ice (medicinal purposes only, of course)...
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Forum: River Talk & Cruises 01-25-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,342
Posted By Bruno Krause
Judy, Deb and I would like to see you...You...

Judy, Deb and I would like to see you...You started this, I'm thinking that huge hugs are necessary, without you we'd never know that the Spirit or the Twilight existed...

And these New York...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 01-25-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,342
Posted By Bruno Krause
And Judy, you need to join us my friend....

And Judy, you need to join us my friend....
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 01-25-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,342
Posted By Bruno Krause
The RRR's strike again...

An invitation to all...The infamous RRR's invite you all to two cruises, back to back, on the Illinois and the Upper Mississippi.

On June 13th, join us for a Three day, Two night cruise on the...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 12-05-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,543
Posted By Bruno Krause
Capt Ted, please, NEVER stop posting your...

Capt Ted, please, NEVER stop posting your pictures. They're the nuts, and it's a sincere pleasure for me, damn, I enjoy 'em...I now know what the youngster from Florida sees in you...We gotta meet my...
Forum: Steamboats & History 05-17-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,102
Posted By Bruno Krause
My post is based on the Chief telling me that one...

My post is based on the Chief telling me that one of the DQ's 1000 horsepower boilers would push her along at 8 MPH...and steam to mechanical power efficiency isn't the best here...

So 1500 prop...
Forum: Steamboats & History 05-16-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,102
Posted By Bruno Krause
Capt, no pun intended! There is no way I would...

Capt, no pun intended! There is no way I would prefer to have the DQ sans-paddlewheel...

But we all need to get a grip...my idea works and I can see the CG smiling all the way up here in New...
Forum: Steamboats & History 05-16-2010, 06:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,102
Posted By Bruno Krause
OK, at the risk of being flamed ad nauseum, I'm...

OK, at the risk of being flamed ad nauseum, I'm going to throw this out for discussion. I can hear my buddy in California weeping...

Why replace the boilers? Why not replace the method of...
Forum: Steamboats & History 05-16-2010, 06:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,102
Posted By Bruno Krause
Firetube boilers for the DQ are not an option as...

Firetube boilers for the DQ are not an option as there isn't room to install them, PLUS the added issue that firetube boilers are not 'assembled' in place. Firetube boilers in the 750 horsepower...
Forum: Steamboats & History 05-14-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,102
Posted By Bruno Krause
I have been asked quite a few times about the...

I have been asked quite a few times about the cost of replacing the DQ's boilers. My very first reaction is to ask if there is an "off the shelf" boiler available in the same configuration as the...
Forum: Steamboats & History 05-14-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,467
Posted By Bruno Krause
The MQ was Deb's and my first, a virgin kinda...

The MQ was Deb's and my first, a virgin kinda thing. The picture below, a multi-picture composite, was literally T-minus 0 in our steamboat experience. Our stateroom ended up being the one under the...
Forum: Steamboats & History 05-11-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,460
Posted By Bruno Krause
Capt, Deb, me and her red mare were westbound on...

Capt, Deb, me and her red mare were westbound on I-24 on Sunday afternoon. The GJ was looking pretty fine when we drove by in the distance.

Can't say the same for Opryland Hotel and the Grand Ol'...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 03-06-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,153
Posted By Bruno Krause
Capt, love your pictures...even when this forum...

Capt, love your pictures...even when this forum had a hiccup and thought your pictures weren't "steamboaty" enough, am I showing my age?

Keep 'em coming, matter of fact your pictures were part of...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 03-05-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,197
Posted By Bruno Krause
Greg, my friend...second round is on me... ...

Greg, my friend...second round is on me...

Funny story, I've tried my best to stay away from politics when on the DQ/AQ or MQ...however I got into a real roundy-round once with a relative of the...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 03-05-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,197
Posted By Bruno Krause
Staunch Democrat? Hi there...Deb and I are both...

Staunch Democrat? Hi there...Deb and I are both pleased to meet you...though both of us are so far in the middle as to not really be "blue guys" anymore....

The sad thing about this for me and...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 02-06-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,385
Posted By Bruno Krause
Yeah, Judy is again on the mark. I was sent the...

Yeah, Judy is again on the mark. I was sent the telephone lists of all office personnel from if I remember was ACL. Hundreds, yes that is not a typo, hundreds were on that list.

And, no, I will...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 02-06-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,385
Posted By Bruno Krause
My friend from Rock Island hits the nail squarely...

My friend from Rock Island hits the nail squarely on the head. My point to all that are reading, my post is to "what would you do" if the price of a cruise is a hugely large part of the deciding...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 02-02-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,385
Posted By Bruno Krause
OK, you got me...a bit, my friend. Do I wish the...

OK, you got me...a bit, my friend. Do I wish the three/two inland river Queens to morph their operation into something similar to the River Explorer? Of course not. Do I want the American Queen to...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 02-01-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,385
Posted By Bruno Krause
Paul, and Greg, you're both 100 percent correct....

Paul, and Greg, you're both 100 percent correct. There is no way Deb and I would wish any changes from what we had (and that is the definitive word had) if times weren't so tough and the boats were...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 01-30-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,385
Posted By Bruno Krause
Anchor Steam? Was one the offered models from the...

Anchor Steam? Was one the offered models from the DQ cooler, for a year or two, I'm thinking 2003.

Rates a 83 on the hops-o-meter....nice finish with touches of pear and cedar, he says with...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 01-30-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,385
Posted By Bruno Krause
Matt, my point exactly...Steam, entropy,...

Matt, my point exactly...Steam, entropy, enthalpy, superheat, condensate, deaerator, feedwater arrr, arrr, ARRR, love steam...

But here is the thing, if the AQ was running profitably this minute...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 01-30-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,385
Posted By Bruno Krause
Geeze, did I say something that offended :-)?...

Geeze, did I say something that offended :-)? Wasn't my intent at all.

One of the best parts of our cruises were the various banjo players, the ragtime, the Sinatra, the themed Texas...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 01-29-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,385
Posted By Bruno Krause
And one more thing, make it a HUGE reward to...

And one more thing, make it a HUGE reward to repeat. I've always said that repeaters are the BEST advertisement. Reward to get a newbee to take a cruise, reward for a really cool milestone like 25...
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