SLIGHTLY CRACKED


| September/October 1955

  • Front view of Innards, a small Marine boiler'
    Front view of the 'Innards' of a small Marine boiler which I built for a friend in Florida. It is now being installed in a Gibbs Sea Skiff to steam a one or two horse single cylinder simple Marine engine. Skiff will be used in the shallow waters up 'Whisk
  • Rear view of Innards, a small Marine boiler'
    This is the rear view of the same boiler. Mr. Conaut has a 40 ft. modern cruiser with full living quarters including toilet and shower, also a cabin sailing sloop, but his love is steam launches which he puts together himself. He is 70 years young.

  • Front view of Innards, a small Marine boiler'
  • Rear view of Innards, a small Marine boiler'

Hubbard Lake, Michigan

Not being able to decipher the code, I am sending my $2.00 as I like to keep paid up a bit ahead, never want to miss a copy. I told you that I was building a steam launch. Full truth is, that I was collecting the many gadgets needed for one which I now have, but now my hobbyist friends, want boilers like pictures enclosed, but larger, so my boiler lays there unfinished. Oh! well, it is good clean fun and I meet fine men even though our friends (non-steam lovers) believe that we are slightly cracked.

I have two fine steam launch engines, a single and a double, and a fussy little two-thirds hp. power double oscillator. I made the last named one that is why it's fussy.

Best regards to all and hope I can meet Rev. Elmer at some of the reunions. I have a Port Huron which I call Old Smoky.





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