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If you do wander into the Boats section here then you might not see much new here on my tables today--If you do not make it by regularly then I hope you enjoy your visit.
I do want to apologize -I am over my head in work and family at the moment so this is a poor effort on my part in what is a wonderful annual event for our site and any one in the world interested in steam.
I promise to better prepare next year!
In no particular order ....
The USS Cushing project- 1890 Torpedo Boat Destroyer
51" x 8" ( currently the hull is under construction with the first layers of fiberglass being applied)
steam plant laid in place for test fitting
Hobbies 1923 Miss America Restoration
This is how she sits today - after having a forum-effort realized by having a duplicate of the engine made and the burner restored to near original condition. More to go - but she is nearing the end and will sail by next Spring!
This group of folks is the best in the WORLD
A mysterious boat build --the mired-down [b]Q Boat
A steam-Punk effort which will when finished be a catamaran -styled boat with two "torpedo " hulls with dual rudders an a stationary engine providing the power... the hulls are made from engineered "2 liter pop bottles" that have been heat expanded and clad with wood strip...an odd project to say the least....[/b]
From this Years Pop Pop Boat Build Contest...WWPPBB- my entry
4 jet tubes
and with optional paddle wheel
A new arrival waiting a new steam plant- a open Amazon Queen type boat- It was made my a former founding member of my local boat club here in Portland
A very delicate "clinker" build hull that I have a very "reworked" Midwest boiler in !
A dainty thing!!!
as she came
and with the boiler as it is now
This year I rebuilt another Snipe- -she has come and gone..the Spitfire!!
My Alexandra is still my "daily sailer"
My Little"Tug" The Maddy B
Also a few engines and boilers await hull assignments
A Cheddar Pintail
A Rare TMY boiler and burner
More boats underway ( the Sternwheeler - Dispatch!!) but that will have to do for this year--I will settle for seeing what all of you put forth-- and that is a task I look forward to- !!!
Some lovely boats there Greg and it is nice to see all of your builds and the ones in progress. Thanks for sharing.
The clinker hull is very elegant. She'll look graceful in the water.
The Denying Dutchman
A very nice collection.
Isn't the burner a bit too big for the TMY boiler?
Great to see mate.
Nice collection. Could you tell more about the TMY boiler and burner? Age, where made, for what engine?
Love the Clinker way too much for anybody's good.
Can't wait to see the Cushing, carving a powerful bow wave!
Nice work you've been doing, and great things you have in the works.
Way to go Greg ... You are an inspiration to us all!!!
Here is another view of the TMY set up
the AA battery for scale....
Here is a shot of a TMY Marine Twin ( I do not own one of these )
And here is a little video of the TMY burner doing it's thing... They are a very simple version of a Saito type alcohol burner
The pyromaniac in me thanks you.
Greg, that is some seriously nice water craft you have there. I too would be making that Alexandra my daily boat however, just love it's lines.
I always look forward to seeing your boatyard Mo.
Very nice Launches Mo
Do you like boats, Mo?
Jest aside I love what you show and what impresses even more is that they are in loving use
I was waiting with interest to see in one go all your model steam boats & steam engines.
Both of them are beautiful and interesting to say the least.
As you, I am strictly marine oriented.
I like everything that floats, your catamaran included!