After 2 expeditions WITHOUT being scalded or having to swim, it seems the boiler is a success. Wes timed it to 35psi in 13 minutes, I'm happy with that, and it makes more steam that we can use. In fact I found out that either my pressure gauge is off or my safety valve is off. We saw 210 psi while running, now I've never had the safety pop off because the old boiler was such a slow steamer, you had plenty of time to turn down the burner! So while the safety has been manually exercised I've never had it operate on it's own, will check gauge calibration first.
Also now we have superheat, I stupidly left my thermometer at home, so I don't know how much but some tape at the engine was charring. But the engine really likes that so now I HAVE to lube it, I'm using a Fat Lady but I would like to go back to a hydrostatic one. I had removed that years ago because it was hard to turn really down, kind of all or nothing, and it was in the way. Turns out the oil needle was really beat up, probably from too much tightening, but it still would hang out too far, which brings me to my question; On page 25 of the 2015 Tiny power catalog they list a vertically mounted hydrostatic luber, but it doesn't show up on the online cat. And Rappahannock Boat Works/Tiny power doesn't answer either their phone or Emails, are they still operating? And has anyone tried that lubricator or know of a similar one? Thanks Ronp