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Boats


Engines/Boilers
Miscellaneous

For Sale

SL Esmeralda

July/17

Esmeralda was built about 15 years ago by the owner and comes on a two wheel rollercoaster type trailer, making for easy launch and recovery.


Hull: GRP, based on the 16ff Winklebrig hull and fitted out in timber internally. 


Boiler: SBA VFT 100 made by IRS Boiler Makers, Derby. Operating at 125psi with a hand pump, injector and steam driven pump. Coal fired. 


Last tested in May this year including a pressure test. 


Engine:  A much modified Reeves Commander.


Although the performance of this engine in its original compound form was suspect, as a twin high pressure it works well. 


There are more pictures in the Steamboat Register and the boat is available for viewing in the Macclesfield area. 


Price: £6750 ono. 


Contact: Tony Crewe by telephone on 01625 828875
or 07808 480809


For Sale

The 42 foot Steam Narrowboat 'Trevor'

July/17

History: 


Fitting out of this attractive and compact steam narrowboat was started originally by the late Trevor Brown, an SBA member, who sadly died, the project being taken over by Ted and Stella Sedman who have maintained and used her from their base beside the Basingstoke Canal Centre at Mytchett, near Farnborough. 


Trevor Brown started with a new shell from Colecraft, probably in 1995 or a little earlier. The surveyor who carried out the first Boat Safety Certificate inspection was surprised not to find an identification number. He said that Colecraft numbered all their boats after 1995 and from the condition of the hull he assumed it must have been constructed shortly before then. 


Trevor Brown also stripped down and completely rebuilt the Sissons enclosed single cylinder engine. He had a pressure vessel built and tested (1988) and made the frame for the oil-fired boiler, but it fell to the Sedmans to have the boiler finally made up at Kew Bridge Steam Museum in 2003. 


The completed steam plant was installed in the boat by Terry Yates at Falls Bridge (near Newbold on the North Oxford Canal) between August 2003 and October 2005 when the boat was first steamed. She was then taken home to Mytchett on the Basingstoke Canal in the Spring of 2006 and the complete fit-out was finished in 2006/07. 2008 saw 'Trevor' trapped on the Basingstoke Canal due to water shortages etc, but she cruised the canal system extensively from 2009 to 2014. 


The 10 year boiler inspection was carried out in September 2015 but since then only limited use of the boat has been enjoyed although she has steamed down the Basingstoke Canal and up the Wey Navigation to attend the last two SBA River Wey events.


Trevor's Steam Plant 


The engine:  Trevor is powered by a substantial Sissons single cylinder vertical engine currently 4" bore by 4" stroke. Originally this engine had a cylinder of 5" bore and 4" stroke, but the 'top end' was replaced by the cylinder from the engine that had previously been in SNB 'Adamant' owned by Philip Martino. 


The Sissons is non-reversing and drives a 24" propeller (pitch not known) via a Borg Warner 'Velvet Drive' gearbox. Drive is taken by a chain-driven lay shaft which allows the gear ratio to be changed if required. 


The boiler feed pump and the air pump are driven from this lay shaft and are easy to see and access. 


An electronic cycle speedometer is used as a tachometer. 


There is a keel condenser consisting of 1'/4 pipes round the stern. 


The Boiler: The boiler is a two drum water tube type, oil fired by a Riello burner (essentially a domestic central heating unit). It is fed by engine-driven pump and an injector (thought to be Metcalfe). 


Boiler Certification is valid to 5 July 2018 


There is a Windermere kettle, and controls for the burner, throttle, gearbox and whistle are all easily accessible from the steering position 


Internal layout and accommodation 

  • Galley: with Stratford N1910 solid fuel stove with small oven and 5 hot-plates. (Trevor has no gas installation). The sink has hand pumped water and there is a 12 Volt Electrolux fridge. 
  • Dinette: a two seater but the dinette converts to third berth when needed. 
  • Toilet compartment: has a porta-potti and hand basin. 
  • Saloon: with seating that converts to double berth for sleeping. There is also a small solid-fuel stove, not currently in use.
Described above in such a way as to provide steamboaters with what they need to know, in strictly narrowboat terms SNB Trevor is a classic looking 42' 'trad stern' boat with a cratch cover. Less exciting diesel engined narrowboats of her size are much sought after as they make compact and easily handled craft ideal for touring. She has a Boat Safety Certificate valid to 23 August 2021.


Price: £25,000 ono 


Contact: Ted Sedman, email: ted@sedman.org or tel: 01252 545432


For Sale

Vintage Steam Tug SS Mashinist

June/17

The vessel has valid docs and was working in the port of St. Petersburg till the end of the last year, as a bilge water collecting vessel.  


Her silent steam engine is in working condition and can be demonstrated, however the intention is to preserve her machinery at least. 


No price ideas, no indications: interested parties are invited to inspect and then negotiate.  


History: Built 1957, Russia and with a Russian flag. Classed by the Russian River Register as a bilge water collecting vessel with class valid till 20.06.2017  


Hull: LOA 32.5 m / beam 8.00 m / depth 4.1 m 


Machinery: Triple expansion engine - "??-2" (PM-2) - 368 kW and single Scotch type boiler - "???-III" (KOZ-III) 1.5 MPa (designed pressure) - burning HFO . 


She has a fixed pitch propeller and carries a 100 cubic metre oily water collecting tank. 


Contact: Ivars Jankavs, Smilgas Shipping S&P Riga, Latvia email: sp@smilgas.com web:  www.smilgas.com


For Sale

Historic Cabin Launch Ilse Louise

June/17

History: The SL Ilse Louise was built in 1914 by Nicolaas Witsen, Alkmaar, Netherlands and today she is restored to 'as built' condition.  Overall length 10.5 m. beam 2.2 m. draught 0.8m. 


Seats can be converted into two beds and there is a galley and WC 


Hull: Steel


Salon: Teak, Chain steering. 


Propeller: Three blade bronze 21” dia. 


Engine: Triple expansion 76 + 122 + 200mm x 102mm , built in 2011 exhausting to keel condenser and hotwell. Power: 15 hp at 450 rpm & 14 bar. Stephenson link motion. Two feed pumps plus airpump.


Boiler: Vertical centre drum WT. built in 2011 contains approx 40 litres of water Working pressure: 14 bar Heating area: 4.2 m2 . Oil-fired with injector and handpump 


Price on request. 


Contact: Tjaard Schudde Kampen, Netherlands Email: 3steamer@gmail.com


For Sale

Steam Launch Pollywog

June/17

SL 'Pollywog' is an old campaigner in the SBA fleet, but she has been in dry storage for over 20 years. 


Hull: Of unknown date and builder, clinker wood, LOA 16’, LWL 15’6”, beam 6’, painted blue, with tiller steering 


Engine: Built by John Barnett at Oxford, Stuart Turner 6A, comp 2.25” + 4” x 3”, keel condenser, eccentric driven feed pump, crosshead driven air pump, 300 rpm. 


Boiler: Pressure vessel built 1982 by Thames Steam launch Co., Chiswick, Boiler No.010, two drum WT, drums 6” dia x 22” long, 64 x 5/8” dia x 15” long tubes, 120 psi, hs 14 sqft, casing 23” x 23” x 24”, casing and extra large firebox for wood fuel built by owner. 


Prop: 3 blades, 17 x 24, 1.1/8” manganese bronze shaft. 


History: Boat hull formerly used around Portsmouth Harbour area, acquired in 1979. Steam plant built and fitted by John Barnett 1978 to 1984. The hull design and propeller arrangement almost identical with a 1930’s design called 'Pollywog' by a US naval architect William Deedes. She was steamed regularly until 1996. Engine currently out of the boat with everything stored in a dry garage since 1996. 


Contact: Offers please to John Emmett je@bpr.org.uk


For Sale

Launch Symphony

June/17

An exquisite steam launch hull, built to the highest standards. 


It is with great regret that I have decided to part with the boat I lavished so much care and attention on building, but due to my advancing years it is better that a new owner should appreciate its design, quality and ease of operation. Originally the launch was to be steam powered. The internal construction is designed to take steam power; however, during the build I decided to change to diesel, and the launch has only been operated for 32 hours as shown on the engine recorder.' 


Hull: 28 feet x 6.5 feet beam. Laminated structure consisting of 16mm cedar, two layers of glass fibre, then finished in 10mm of Brazilian mahogany. A GRP layer is also added to the interior upon which all structure is fastened by epoxy and glasscloth. It is of a typical counter stern design and follows that used on the launch Phil Moore's 'Garlandene'. The interior is constructed on profiled floor beams, topped by 12 mm ply and finished in Brazilian mahogany, all wood being first treated with a low viscosity epoxy coating, sanding and numerous coats of Epifanes full gloss varnish. 


Fit Out: The floor gratings are in 20 mm Iroko, finished in teak oil. All are removable as are the ply floor panels. The engine cover is hinged to reveal all for maintenance. Steering is by dual bronze and mahogany wheels connected by stainless wire cables to a stern quadrant. Either wheel can be deactivated (very useful when juniors wish to steer the vessel). The rudder stock is stainless, as is the rudder - which is also clad in wood and epoxy glass. 


The canopy is mounted on 32mm polished brass tubes locked into place by bayonet fittings and top thumbscrews. The removable cover is acrylic sailcloth, secured by awning type fasteners. The wooden frame can be split on the centreline and both halves stored in the boat during transport. An overall cover of sailcloth is available to fit the whole launch with ties. 


Engine: A new Yanmar 3 Cylinder diesel, type 3YM20 20HP. fStainless steel 10 gallon tank, a tank fuel indicator is fitted on the engine control panel. A Vetus engine control unit allows for various modes, viz engine only, neutral, ahead and astern, the resilient coupling and thrust bearing assembly connects the bronze propeller through a stainless shaft and water seal. The area surrounding the engine and the cover all are sound-lagged. 


Seating: Seat tops are solid mahogany and hinged to give access to storage lockers housing the main battery and the supply for the auto 'Whale' bilge pump control. Deck fittings are polished bronze, and the two pseudo ventilators on the bow actually house the two tone horn. The bow locker is 6 feet long and houses the galvanized anchor with chain and rope, bronze boathook, paddles and white mooring lines, plus space for crockery etc, and the fuel tank. 


Trailer: A brand new Indespension  4-wheel galvanised trailer, fully braked with an integral Triplelock security head is included. The trailer has been used just once to transport the launch from Windermere lake to its current place of storage. 



I am aware that several steam boats have been converted to either battery or diesel, but I consider this launch may already fulfil that requirement and would be pleased to discuss offers in the region of £28,500. 


Contact: Alan Howarth 01772 336346   alan.howarth@hotmail.co.uk


For Sale

Steam Launch Garlandstone

May/17

Hull: 24ft long x 4ft 8 Beam. Oak and Mahogany. Skin 3 layers, copper riveted. Wood varnished and finished by Peter Freebody in Hurley at a cost of over £10,000.


Boiler: Ed Langley Vertical Firetube, coal fired. Mecanical shaft driven water feed pump and handpump. Just Professionally re-tubed by Manor Farm Engineering with boiler test.


Trailer: Breakback type complete with 4 new Indespension units, new wheels and tyres.


All this and cushions, covers, windows, Windermere kettle etc.


This beautiful one-off hulled boat with its vertical water cutting bow and counter stern leaves little wash when running. Easy to steam and capable of running all day. Would not be selling but for the fact I have been lucky to be offered and bought an even bigger steam boat.


You would find it difficult to find a nicer buy! Asking £22,000.


Phone Lyndon Bedford on 07973 919129 or email lpbedford@btinternet.com.


For Sale

Frolic 18 Hull

Mar/17

Frolic 18 hull fitted out with mahoghany seats/lockers/deck. Needs some cosmetic work to restore interior. No means of propulsion, but fitted with 3/4" prop shaft and 14x20 prop, 12 gal water tank and keel condenser. Seat cushions included. Can deliver local to Norwich. An ideal 'blank canvas' for the prospective new owner.

Asking price £3250

Please make initial contact by email : davidseaman@me.com

For Sale

Steam Launch Phoebe 2

Mar/17

See her on the SBA register

 

Hull:  Frolic 21’ beam 5’6” Boat safety certificate to June 2013

 

Engine: Lifu 10hp 2,1/4” + 4,3/4” x 3,1/22” circa 1895/6

 

Boiler: Mothersele of Chichester 1980 VFT propane fired tested to August 2013.

 

Over the past year I have had made a new cover for towing and wintering. The gas lines, regulator, non return valves, pig tails  etc have also all been replaced. The final simple piece still requires refitting to make the works complete. Only a one hour job.

The trailer has had a complete overhaul with new brake lines and shoes and a new towing hitch complete with a locking coupling. Also fitted new an electric winch and slave battery.

 

My reason for sale is simply that I never seem to be able to make the time to use her and as I age it becomes increasingly difficult physically.

 

She comes with all the bits and pieces you would expect fenders cordage etc and the asking price is £14,000

 

Please contact Andy Griggs 07976 351781




For Sale


Classic Steam Launch "Bramble" (Revised Pricing)

July/17


For Sale: A Real Classic: currently steaming the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, south Wales.

Launch: 27' LOA, Beam: 5'2"  Draft: 21" 116 year old Naval Pinnace, believed to have been converted for Lord Montague. Teak on oak ribs. Generally in sound condition with much new wood, particularly the top gunwales and rubbing strakes. Mahogany aft day cabin. Hull possibly by Simpson Strickland and Co Ltd. Straight stem and lovely counter stern, varnished. Wheel and tiller steering. Hull restored and plant fitted by L. D. Goldsmith in 1960’s. 1981 to J. Pownall, reconditioned by Tom Trevethick, Nottingham. 2011 restored by Beacon Park Boats.

Engine: Built c1886 by Simpson & Denison, Dartmouth, Kingdon patent 2 crank double tandem comp, 1 1/2" + 1 1/2"+3"+3" X 3", sv, SLRG, Xhead driven air and feed pumps, keel condenser.

Boiler: David Beale design fitted in 1997, build by Precision Steam, Tiverton. Very economical, easy to light and very quite to steam, cold to steam in under 40 minutes on coal and wood.

Prop: 3 blades 17" dia.

Trailer: twin axial, braked trailer with support pads designed for Bramble

Regularly in steam, and all in very workable condition, an easy boat to steam and handle.

Contact: John Tilley Tel: 01530 814 224 0780 164 0175

Price: All Offers Considered

 


Boats

Engines/Boilers


Miscellaneous


For Sale

Stuart Turner "S" Type Engine

May/17

Stuart Turner S, piston valve, fully enclosed single. 


This is a 1936-built engine that started life as a generator engine in a small coastal tanker. 


This specimen is unique in that many years ago it was fitted by the SBA’s Brian Smith, rather ingeniously, with Stephenson’s Link reversing gear, which works very positively. 


This ‘S’ does not have a governor.


£500 + delivery cost.


Please contact Contact: David Coates ccoates2@sky.com



For Sale

Combined Air and Feed Pump

May/17

Combined feed and air pump, chain driven, weight 20 kg


£ 215


Please contact Douglas Taylor on tel: 01475 687395




Boats
Engines/Boilers

Miscellaneous



Free to good home

Portholes

June/17

Free: Two 9" Portholes: Glazed and opening. 7" window and very thick, marine specification.


Available free from Ian Broadley in Rhu, 20miles west of Glasgow on Gareloch Tel: 01436 820868.






For Sale

Various Items From the Estate of Tom Peebles of Tallisker Fame

July/17

Items for sale from the estate of the late Tom Peebles.

  • Propeller: 18 x 24 ins. Taper 1 ¼ down to 1 ins over 3 1/8 ins length.
  • Boat tent: Length 6 metres, width 3.25 m, height in centre 3 m, height at sides 2.25m. Frame clips together, currently has mains strip lighting which could be included in sale.
  • Pump – gear type: Fixing face OD 5 ¼ ins, ID 3 ¾ ins. Fixing holes 4.6 ins between centres. Drive OD 0.87 ins ID 0.5 ins
  • Engine to shaft muff coupling: Fixing face OD 5 ins, ID 2 ins, Bolt holes 4 ¼ ins between centres Length 3 3/4 ins, ID 1 ¼ ins.
  • Oil troughs x 2: Back plate 6 ins long – holes 5.5 ins between centres trough 4 ins long, 2.25 ins wide x 2.25 ins deep.
  • Small hand pump: Total 9 ¾ ins long. Pump body 7 ins long, 1 ¼ OD
  • Crossland 6690 fuel filter.
  • Cylinder closing plate castings: 3 step casting:- Top OD 4 ins, steps 2.88 ins & 1.78 ins. Step thicknesses Top 0.45 ins, middle 0.38 ins bottom 0.65 ins. 2 step casting:- Top OD taper from 4 ins to 3.96 ins. step 2.9 ins. Step thicknesses Top 0.4 ins, bottom 0.65 ins
  • Gate valves 2 off ¾ ins
  • Gate valve handles. 2 x 2 ins diam – ¼ ins square hole. 2 x 1 3/8 ins diam 1/5 ins square all fresh green paint
  • Greasers 2 off OD 2 x 1¼ ins 
  • Pressure Gauges: 
    • OD 2 5/8 reads to 20 bar, 300 psi.
    • OD 2 5/8 reads from minus 1 bar, 30 psi to plus 4 bar, 60 psi.
    • OD 2 5/8 reads to 12.5 bar 200 psi
    • OD 1 5/8 reads 60 psi, 400 kPa 2 off
  • Vacuum gauge: OD 2 ins connection at rear.
  • Whistles 1 x single and 1 x triple (needs attention to work)
  • Edgecumbe Multimeter Model 6 type 2 In carrying case with instructions. Batteries not included.
  • Wood working tools: Brace and bits up to 7/8th ins; Stanley plane; shaping planes, various profiles; chisels.

I am selling these items for Lynne Peebles so your generous offers for any items will be appreciated.

For more information, dimensions etc., please contact Roger Martin:
e-mail roger@martin04.plus.com
tel: 0141 776 4430. 

Here are some pictures!



For Sale

Trailer

May/17


Used trailer designed for Frolic 18. (The red one in the photos).

Contact: More information from S.Leeper@gcu.ac.uk and offers to same.


Wanted

Injector

March/17

Boiler Injector. Penberthy 00-21 or equal (smallest model in the range with 3/8 inch pipe connections). Please contact Danish member Lars Hansen on email: lars@hjelm-hansen.dk



For Sale

Gauges

Mar/17


Steam gauge Dewrance 0-200psi, 5 inches dia
Traction Gauge 0-500psi, 5 inches dia
Steam Gauge 0-100psi 3.5inches dia

Offers invited harrykwebster@gmail.com Tel Oxford 01865865670

For Sale

Model steam ship

Jan/17


Model steam ship  "Patricia . reg London" (painted on the stern). Scale 1/48.  Hull 57 in long. All steel soldered and well engineered. The superstructure is also steel  with lots of details -anchors winches  Bollards? etc.   Twin screws 3ins dia are gear driven and are designed to operate in contra rotation. The steam engine twin cylinder horizontal slide valve has a steam boiler feed pump and displacement lubricator.  The boiler is a Yarrow type  main upper tube and 2 mud drums. Delivery steam pipe is superheated. Boiler has water gauge and pressure gauge. Hand pump and cocks also fitted in the hull. It is designed to be heated by a gas torch and there is plenty of room in the hull to house a largish gas cylinder. The hull would have taken a good deal of patience to construct. It is a large soldering job with all the problems of heat transfer and keeping the panels in situ.


The model needs a new paint job and the decks could be cleaned up and possibly wooden decking placed on top of the steel sub deck.  I can just about carry it but it is getting too much for me now.


Difficult to value precisely it is a "One off" but I guess the twin engine is about £300, boiler about £250 and the hull who knows ?  I am open to offers. 


I have made fairly feeble efforts to research the origin of the prototype, but I learn that there was a Trinity House vessel "Patricia " but I have not found anything else.  It looks like a coastal passenger vessel of the Edwardian period.


Contact Harry Webster, Email: harrykwebster@gmail.com Tel: 01865 865670, Location: Oxfordshire



 

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