Steam engine powered 40' cutter?

Discussion in 'Propulsion' started by SailorDon, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. SailorDon
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    SailorDon Senior Member

    Last weekend, I was at the Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival and saw this 1904 U.S. Navy cutter.



    It seems to be in process of restoration. There is no boiler. I think a boiler would be installed just forward of the steam engine. The propeller shaft does not appear to be connected to the steam engine.

    Here's a video with some details.

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