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Forum: Steamboats & History 02-18-2008, 01:55 PM
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Posted By Alan Bates
It's not a test. The skegs do not look like they...

It's not a test. The skegs do not look like they are in line with the rudders. They may fend off the drift or something, but they're not my idea. I didn't know they had that much trouble with...
Forum: Steamboats & History 02-17-2008, 12:39 PM
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Posted By Alan Bates
Judy, what are those fins or skegs forward of the...

Judy, what are those fins or skegs forward of the rudders?
Forum: Steamboats & History 02-17-2008, 08:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,482
Posted By Alan Bates
Captain Powell and I argued for doing away with...

Captain Powell and I argued for doing away with the spade rudders and using three long rudders like the Belle of Louisville's. We lost the argument. Dollars won.
Forum: Steamboats & History 02-17-2008, 08:07 AM
Replies: 32
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Posted By Alan Bates
The deck outline lights on the Idlewild were...

The deck outline lights on the Idlewild were installed in 1928 with conduits, condolets - the whole works.
Forum: Steamboats & History 02-17-2008, 08:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,482
Posted By Alan Bates
Boats change! Laws change! Crews Change! The...

Boats change! Laws change! Crews Change! The wiring may have been changed on the Sprague at one time or another. I'll bet those switches replaced unprotected open knife switches with...
Forum: Steamboats & History 02-16-2008, 09:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,482
Posted By Alan Bates
Those switch boxes on conduits controlled...

Those switch boxes on conduits controlled electrical devices such as floodlights and searchlights. One of them may have activated the general alarm. Another the ceiling light in the pilothouse -...
Forum: Steamboats & History 02-14-2008, 04:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,482
Posted By Alan Bates
Bruno, you have the right idea excepting one: the...

Bruno, you have the right idea excepting one: the pilots stood or sat at the side of the wheel farthest from the nearest shore. If the port side was closest to the bank the pilot was on the...
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