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Old 02-10-2014, 12:52   #1
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Steam power

Yes you can buy a steam engine for your boat.
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Old 02-10-2014, 15:51   #2
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Re: Steam power

It's not cheap: $5200 for a finished 3HP engine.

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Old 02-10-2014, 16:33   #3
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Yeah, but it would be cool wouldn't it?
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Old 02-10-2014, 16:37   #4
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Not if you have white sails
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Yeah, but it would be cool wouldn't it?
No, it would be hot!

And you would have to wait for one or two hours to raise steam before having some usable power.

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Old 02-10-2014, 16:55   #6
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run it off of propane, I still think it would be cool, like to see someone else do it
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Steam was good enough for Humphrey Bogart.
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Re: Steam power

I do have my steam ticket......hmmm
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Re: Steam power

I wanted to use a nuclear reactor for the steam but no one will sell me the enriched uranium.


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Re: Steam power

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It's not cheap: $5200 for a finished 3HP engine.

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And that's just the engine! Another $10K for the boiler to make the steam to run the 3HP engine (at least if I read their site properly).

Pretty cool, but there's a reason for diesel.
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Re: Steam power

And what kind of fuel would you burn to boil the water, to make the steam, to turn the motor. Throttling up and down would be fun.

It's no wonder why they stopped using steam motors. Only on big ships is it efficient, and those are being replaced with huge diesels.

And it would not be cool, it would be hot.
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Re: Steam power

One of my friends has built a steam engine for an old 20ft clinker in Sydney entirely from scratch! He has an engineering and machining workshop and has spent a long time getting it working. I will see if I can get some pics of it next week


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Re: Steam power

Why not make it a multi use power supply?
Couple this baby up via a chain. When on shore, disconnect and go riding!
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Re: Steam power

I was so taken with this idea, that I am having a steam engine fitted to my Centaur 26......

Ill let you know how it goes..........
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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.
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