Post Number: 1
|Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 11:52 am: ||
I recently came into posession a boat built in 1891 powered by a palmer huskie motor.
Fortunately I have experience with motors and water valve systems making care of the motor easier.
So...where do I find the block number and is it possible to get the exact manual for the engine?
Any suggestions about running temperature while under a load?
How accessable are parts?
Thats it for now
Post Number: 642
|Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 12:27 pm: ||
Sounds like a great find.
There should be a nameplate on the engine with model number.
Is it a "Little Huskie" LH, "Big Huskie" LLH, or "Baby Huskie" BH?
Can you post a picture of the engine and boat?
Richard A. Day Jr.
Post Number: 325
|Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 07:57 pm: ||
The various Huskie series engines didn't come on stream until about 1926/7 as best as I can pin down. How do you know the hull was built in 1891?
What are the rough dimensions of the hull and what is the apperture from the center of the prop shaft to the underside of the hull and to the skeg assuming it has one. This dimension would indicate the size prop that would have been used when the boat was built. Do you have any data on the boat builder and where built. Are you planning to run in fresh or salt water as that will determine maximum engine temp permitted.
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 11:07 pm: ||
Bristol bay double ender
Oak keel and ribs covered in Port Orford cedar
Currently coated battle ship grey
Ok. So I have some homework to do!
You asked: How do you know the hull was built in 1891?
The best I can say is thats what it reads on the title.
Do you have any data on the boat builder and where built.
Not as of yet. Since these boats were so prolific and many of the builders are now gone that answer will be tough ro provide.
What I do have is some good local history about the boat. It has been in the same family since 1942. The Reba has been moored in Blakeley harbor at the same bouy since 1948. The family took VERY good care of this working boat.
I am going to hire a shipwright to come and give an inspection...that will help plan future spending ideas.
Are you planning to run in fresh or salt water as that will determine maximum engine temp permitted.
Primarily salt water and maybe once or twice a year into Lake Union.
I took her out yesterday and ran for two hours. I tried different approachs to the wind and tide...the motor never once failed me...chug chug chug
I will get the other info requested.
Post Number: 645
|Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 06:55 pm: ||
Well, if it's a 24' x 8-1/2 double ender of oak and cedar, I doubt if it's powered by the Baby Huskie..
Maybe it's the Big Huskie, does it look like the engine at this link?
Looking forward to some pictures!
Post Number: 3
|Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 01:51 am: ||
I was asked to post a photo of my boat. Since she, Reba H., is not up to a public appearance as of this time I have managed to find a reasonably accurate photo of how she looked when first built in 1891.
If that link fails then try this one and use the edit feature in Windows and search for "ca.1907". That will take you too the image.
Other wise the image is about 2/3 down the page labled "Columbia River Fishing Fleet"
Thats what I have with a motor and no sail. Works great!
I want the sail again.
Post Number: 646
|Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 08:20 am: ||
Here is Erik's picture: