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Anne from Little Britan
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Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:39 pm Post subject: Hello
Howdy,

My name is Wesley Harcourt, I am located in South Lake Tahoe, California.

I have been around steam my entire life (a short 23 years at this point).

I grew up and cut my teeth on my father's steamboat, the 21ft S.L. George H. Sandin. She has a Scripps compound engine and a oil fired Semple VFT40 boiler.

My personal steamboat is the 22ft S.L. Wayward Belle built by Charles Grosjean. She has a compound and a kerosene (vaporizing burner) fired monotube steam generator with all pressure and heat activated automatic controls(NO ELECTRONICS) ALL designed and built by Mr. Grosjean.

Currently, my father and I (mainly my father) are building our "dream boat" from a 40ft steel tugboat hull. We currently have a Kiwani 3-pass Scotch boiler. We have a French compound built in 1924 measuring 6"&10"x7" OR a Canadian Doty Compound in about the same measurements. We are still up in the air about which engine to use, but we are leaning towards the Canadian engine.

That's all for now

I will post pictures at a later date.
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marinesteam
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Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:35 pm Post subject:
Wes,

Welcome to the list.

I'm nearly twice your age but only have been around actual steamboats for the total of a few hours. I have a love for steam power (esp. locomotives) and the water. Steamboats seem like a perfect way to pursue both.

You definitely have a leg up in experience and I for one welcome any input that you can offer as well as any vicarious enjoyment that I can get from any pics your willing to share.

Welcome.

Ken
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Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:48 pm Post subject:
Thanks for the welcome Ken...

Here are a couple pictures...

The Sandin, taken this January down in the Sacramento River Delta:

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more pictures here: http://www.stanleysteamers.com/indian_jan.htm

and here: http://www.stanleysteamers.com/steamboats/toot.htm

The Wayward Belle taken during B&W 2005 meet with Ron Fossum (Artemis) at the helm:

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Video (click on picture):

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Doty compound:

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Frech Compound (with a very young me), taken after my father restored it:

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-S.L. George H. Sandin (Father's boat. Cut my teeth on that one.)
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-'65 Buick Special WAGON


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Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:44 pm Post subject:
a couple pictures of the 40 ft boat my dad is building, an updated photo of the french engine, and machinery photos of my boat (wayward);

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-S.L. George H. Sandin (Father's boat. Cut my teeth on that one.)
-'64 Buick Riviera
-'65 Buick Special WAGON

Maltelec
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Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:44 pm Post subject:
Excellant pictures there.

Looks like you have a nice workshop too.
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Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:46 pm Post subject:
Maltelec wrote:
Excellant pictures there.

Looks like you have a nice workshop too.


Thanks

The "workshop" is the garage at my parent's house, which has never housed a car. It is okay, when it isn't full of stuff. Right now there's no real room for moving around.
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-S.L. Wayward Belle (Mr. Grosjean was/is a genius.)
-S.L. George H. Sandin (Father's boat. Cut my teeth on that one.)
-'64 Buick Riviera
-'65 Buick Special WAGON


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