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Old 03-10-2014, 01:28   #16
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I love my job, I get to survey some pretty cool boats ...... this one took 20 years and 1.5 million dollars to build one piece at a time.
Incredible vessel.

Here in the UK we have a few places where older vessels are still in service powered by steam.
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I love my job, I get to survey some pretty cool boats ...... this one took 20 years and 1.5 million dollars to build one piece at a time.
SOoo, you don't think it'll go into production anytime soon? Mu$t be a Bo$ton Whaler.
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I love my job, I get to survey some pretty cool boats ...... this one took 20 years and 1.5 million dollars to build one piece at a time.
no bottom paint on rudder heel fitting... maybe not planning on getting it wet?

If you like steam and big funky old equipment, there is a club here in Florida called Florida Flywheelers that have a 400 acre "theme park" open to the public periodically, where they have all kinds of fascinating stuff, some running, some not.
Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine Club

The Snow engine is amazing. 400 HP, 40,000 cubic inch displacement, 12 foot flywheel, 120 rpm
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Re: Steam power

See I love big ole complex machines, steam engines most all the working mechanism is exposed and it's not to difficult to figure out what everything does.
Modern machines everything is internal and if it moves, it's usually got a cover over it.
I still think they are cool, eventhough if you touch it, you'll get burnt.
I'd run one off of propane or CNG.

The steam bike is really cool, you know for a long time steam powered automobiles were the speed kings and powerhouses
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I while back I came across a guy who was running down the mississippi. He was collecting drift wood to power it.

Not sure if he made it but it sure seemed like a lot of hassle to save a few bucks on fuel.
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It looks like the African Queen if I remember right, that has always been one of my favorite movies
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It looks like the African Queen if I remember right, that has always been one of my favorite movies
Bingo Mr. Pilot!

Bogey had a few words with her eh? She's in the keys...
Home port of African Queen, the historic steam boat
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I found this web site to be interesting. I have no affiliation, just a fondness for steam engines. Mike Brown Steam Engines and Alternative Energy Products
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Imagine setting up to take that picture, and having your engine quit
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Steam was good enough for Humphrey Bogart.
Big sailor was he...with Lauren Bacall as crew.
Actually it was Katherine Hepburn in African Queen.
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