Steam Happens #18: Two Boats, Two Visions A World Apart
(the movies below are very large files and should be downloaded only if you have a broadband connection)
A ride on Russ Steeves' launch Redbud:
Russ organizes the
Charles River Meet in Boston in early October each year.
Drop him a line if you can make it. His email is RussSteeves@verizon.net or tel (978) 256 6333
Drying out the boat prior to launching
Note the quality of brightwork and polish
Russ covered most hot surfaces with his own macrame. Beautiful knot work!
Backing out of the Lee's Mills boat ramp
More cockpit details. Macrame and carpets!
Some engine and piping details
Minor adjustments. I've never seen this much attention to detail. This is truly a magnificent boat.
Download Redbud movies:
Redbud Movie 2
Ivan Chute lives in
Sebago, Maine and can be reached at: PO Box 70,
04029, or phone (207) 787 8857.
Ivan does not have computer access.
At the Lee's Mills dock
Looking aft from wheelhouse
Ivan in wheelhouse
Moving along at 60 psi
Note the clear instructions on head. No mistakes wanted!
Vern LeDuc's twin simple side valved engine
engine from above
Click here for large movie of a ride on RAECAROL
(do not download unless you have a broadband connection)