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Old Mar 10, 2015, 02:05 PM
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We used to piggy back on the Crawfish festival, but we are no longer associated with the event.

August 8th, Second Saturday in August, 9am - 10pm.
The hotel is on the pond, and we have a dinner there Saturday night.
Night float beginning about 8:30pm.

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Old Mar 10, 2015, 02:25 PM
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No, no website.
We used to piggy back on the Crawfish festival, but we are no longer associated with the event.

August 8th, Second Saturday in August, 9am - 10pm.
The hotel is on the pond, and we have a dinner there Saturday night.
Night float beginning about 8:30pm.

Thanks for the info. I stayed in that hotel last year and enjoyed the stay. Maybe by doing the event at a different time than the Crawfish festival, more rooms will be available at the hotel.

Mike
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Old Mar 11, 2015, 09:20 AM
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Mike, Maybe something like this to get her into the water.
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Old Mar 14, 2015, 09:52 AM
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Mike, Maybe something like this to get her into the water.
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What did we do before PVC pipe? With a steep hill to traverse, I'm thinking of using bicycle tires.

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http://www.surpluscenter.com/Wheels/...AAE-1-4135.axd I've made some garden carts with these..
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Old Mar 15, 2015, 08:34 AM
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If they ever outlaw; duct tape, sheetrock screws, and pvc pipe, live will end as we know it
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Old Mar 15, 2015, 01:09 PM
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Only now, it's "duck" tape, and comes in many colors and prints!!

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Old Mar 25, 2015, 01:01 PM
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Cylinder Drains, Preston

The cylinder drain system is the last major part of the engine installation. The drain valve and servo is now just about ready to drop into the boat. The cylinder drain valve takes condensate from both ends of each engine and routes it to a 4-in-2 out rotary valve. The 2 out vents the steam and water overboard. The servo will be operated by a 3-way switch on the DX10t with OFF, 1/2 open and Full Open positions. Once all the tubing is cut and bent and installed for the cylinder drains, we'll be able to steam up the boat and run the engines and turn the paddlewheel under steam power. All that will be left to do is lag all the steam lines and she'll be done!

The shop is ready to accept Preston. I still need to come up with an easy way to carry the boat down to the dock.

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Old Mar 25, 2015, 01:20 PM
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Sounds good Mike....looking forward to photos, and maybe a video of it running, and of course the maiden voyage...

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Old Mar 25, 2015, 03:20 PM
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As I posted in the other thread,

You should rethink what your doing with the condensate, with the condensate will be steam oil and if you discharge it overboard you will create an oil slick on the waters surface. You need to collect the condensate with its oil before venting the steam overboard. It will keep the others who use your lake happy.

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Old Mar 25, 2015, 03:38 PM
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Steve

We have thought of that and Mike will only be opening the cylinder drains when the vessel is out of the water sitting on the grass. The drains will also only be open for a short time.

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Old Mar 25, 2015, 11:42 PM
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We have thought of that and Mike will only be opening the cylinder drains when the vessel is out of the water sitting on the grass. The drains will also only be open for a short time.

Dave
What Dave says. The cylinder drain system is not for show, so it will only be used as part of steaming up while the boat is on its work stand. An old bath towel will be kept close by during cylinder draining ops.

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Cylinder Drains on Preston

Machine and soldering work completed on cylinder drain valve and control servo. The design uses a rotary valve to open and close drains at each end of the cylinders. In the closed position the valve must completely seal or steam will be lost past the valve. The valve takes 4 steam lines from the two engines, feeds it into a 4 in X 2 out assembly that routes condensate overboard. (Only to be cycled prior to launch) The rotary valve (shown below) is turned by a mini-servo and controlled by a 3-way switch on the DX10t, OFF, 1/2 OPEN, and FULL OPEN. We may be able to steam up the plant by the end of the week and see the paddle wheel turning under engine power for the first time. The valve is about an inch tall for reference. The bronze disk has 4 arced grooves milled into the mating surface and is held in place by a spring loaded tapered shaft. Pressure between the disk and square valve face can be adjusted by the spring retaining nut on the back side of the valve. All steam lines attach with ferrules and union nuts for easy installation and removal. We'll show the operation of the cylinder drain system in a video.

Mike on Island Lake
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