Thanks for pointing me to Marc's Link. It took a while to find it. He has a lot of good info.
Our designs are very similar even down to materials and some of the wording. Marc has obviously done more work on the finish product than I have. He has hole size, vent hole and the filler tube all figured out. No sense in reinventing the wheel. Use the best of all worlds.
The cotton ball idea is to minimize spill out when handling the boat after lighting. I suppose that an oil lamp wick could also be coiled inside the engine for the same effect. Both would reduce useable capacity for fuel but I think may be a little safer. I also made my design removeable to facilitate experimenting with orifice size. You could have a set of caps with various holes drilled. It would also be portable for sharing with more than one boat. I haven't built boat or burner yet so I'm kind of thinking out loud.
--- In email@example.com, "shawnarbuckle" <arbuckle3572@...> wrote:
> Thanks for the information Pete. I'll try your design out :-) Not
> sure if I'll actually get to building a boat this weekend like I had
> hoped to but maybe I'll get to squeeze some time in to try.
> My first boat works well when I have a new candle, but when the
> candle burns down, there's enough heat loss that it doesn't generate
> the "putt" needed to putt. I'm hoping that the alcohol burner (or
> maybe an oil lamp burner???) will produce a more even heat to solve
> the problem.
> By the way, Marc Horovitz (in the links section) also has a design
> for an alcohol burner. . .
> Keep on putting
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Pete B." georgeyyy@
> > Shawn,
> > I had been thinking about an alcohol burner for the CLEMONT pop-pop
> > should I ever get around to build one. I have a lot of irons in
> the fire
> > so only time will tell. I sketched my idea up to share. Go to the
> > section and click on "ALCOHOL ENGINE".
> > Pete
> > --- In email@example.com, "shawnarbuckle"
> > <arbuckle3572@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hey gang,
> > >
> > and going to the alcohol burner for a more even flame.