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My new speed steam boat project
« on: May 08, 2021, 02:10:42 pm »
Bonjour,

I like Hit & Miss engines indeed and, even if I am waiting a new Microcosm M19, my passion is for steam boats.

My previous boat having been badly beaten  :(
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysNQ-Prq8II
I embarked on a new steam speed project with improbable elements, a 60 year old Chris Craft hull rescued from the trash, a double burner Babcock boiler that weighs two arms and a very powerful speed machine, luckily.

Before :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRoPl6YDcc0&t=199s

Here is her first test:
https://youtu.be/3PRPYb72uAU

I still have some work to do to get her maximum  ;)
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Re: My new speed steam boat project
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2021, 02:18:16 pm »
Very nice. 

I have an old wood Chris Craft boat here somewhere.
I should try running it in the bath tub.

Jim in Minnesota

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Re: My new speed steam boat project
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2021, 04:48:18 pm »
Looks like a Speed Demon Raphael.

What type of prop will you use?

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Re: My new speed steam boat project
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2021, 08:34:46 pm »
Wow, those things move pretty good.
To steam or not to steam, that is the questi,,,,,,Ah shut up and "Steam it, like you mean it."        Tommy.

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Re: My new speed steam boat project
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2021, 03:39:20 am »
Bonjour,

Charlie, This first test was done with a 2 blades 60 mm offshore propeller, I will try a 67 mm, then I will buy 3 blades 60 and 67 mm ones and measure the results with a, emectronic tachometer.

For my gas fall of pressure issue, I will convert my tank to liquid phase.

My best "ennemy" runs at about 12 km/h, 6,5 knots, this is the speed that I want to exceed as much as possible  ;)
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Re: My new speed steam boat project
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2021, 06:47:03 pm »
Enjoyed the videos Raphaël.
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Re: My new speed steam boat project
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2021, 01:58:55 pm »
I liked the videos a lot.
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Re: My new speed steam boat project
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2021, 02:07:03 pm »
Bonjour,
I have solved my loss of power issue by using the gas in its liquid phase :
https://youtu.be/1TdwdAKIFKE
I have to find different propellers for the tests I can't wait to start !
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Re: My new speed steam boat project
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2021, 02:20:49 pm »
Excellent progress Raphael!


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Re: My new speed steam boat project
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2021, 10:34:08 am »
Bonjour,
For fun, another speed steam machine : https://youtu.be/ubZbn5o6EfI
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Re: My new speed steam boat project
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2021, 03:12:46 pm »
Bonjour,
My Scott boiler is too heavy, I have bought another one which is twice lighter and I hope as efficient :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEJDagKRCaI&t=635s
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Re: My new speed steam boat project
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2021, 12:06:01 pm »
Bonjour,
After these tests, I am ready to go on the pond and hope beeing faster than my friends  ;D
https://youtu.be/3j5Zm_vTXPA
https://youtu.be/alrxYPHRd5I
https://youtu.be/BotBc_ZCl2I
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Re: My new speed steam boat project
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2021, 12:20:47 pm »
Wow!!! That is very powerful.

Congratulations Raphael.

J'ai hâte de voir une vidéo d'une aller sur un lac.
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Re: My new speed steam boat project
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2021, 02:29:12 am »
Bpnjour Raphael,

Votre enthousiasme m'a donné une pêche d'enfer ce Dimanche matin.

For those like me who know nothing about steam boats watching your videos is a blessing. Cannot wait to see how that beast is going to compete with the others soon.

Thanks for sharing !

George

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Re: My new speed steam boat project
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2021, 05:13:23 am »
Bonjour,
Many thanks for your kind words and encouragements, but there are other very fast competitors :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76FCX153mys
Hopefully, this boat is not running currently and currently the fastest reach 12 km/h = 6,5 knots = 7,5 mph !
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