|Owner: V. Luck. (SBA member - Chiltern Region)|
Area: River Thames - Trailable (UK).
Built 1970s (?) by Character Boats at Morecombe.
Model: Lune Longboat Mk1
LOA: 17', Beam: 5' 4", Draft: 1' 6".
Double-ended. 1970s copy of a traditional sailing hull.
|ENGINE||Twin, 2¼" + 2¼" x 2".|
Design: Stuart Turner, 5A.
Valve(s): sv, Gear: SLRG, Pumps: Weir type vfp. Non-condensing but can run from cleanwater tanks..
|BOILER||Blackstaffe type 3-drum WT.|
Built 1998 by Swindon Copper Boilers.
Fuel: coal, Pressure: 125 psi, Output: 150 lbs/hr.
ss casing. Superheater.
|PROP||3 blades, 12" x 24".|
Shaft: ¾" SS.
|HISTORY||First fitted out as a steamer by Chris Hereward, Cambridge, named PYROSCAPHE III, launched May 1994.
Acquired 1997, hull completely refitted, engine rebuilt and plant refitted, new shaft and drive arrangements. Steamed four times 1998.
Plant is designed for easy removal from hull.
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