|Owner: B. & T. Jones. (SBA member)|
Area: Trailable- Mid North Coast, NSW (Australia).
|HULL||Open launch with canopy|
Built by Paul Kinny and Brian Jones.
Designed by George Whitney, modified by late Colin Wear.
Fit-out by Brian Jones.
LOA: 23', LWL: 20', Beam: 7', Draft: 2' 6", Displacement: 1200kg.
GRP hull, dark blue, local hardwood timber fitout.
Counter stern, with ply and hardwood canopy on 8 timber poles. Fitted with WC, roll-down canvas curtains, and fold out double bed.
|ENGINE||Single, 3" x 37/8".|
Design: Bolton, No.17.
Valve(s): Balanced sv, Gear: SLRG, Pumps: Engine driven fp, hand fp.
Built 1999 by Colin Wear.
Fuel: hardwood (local eucalypts), Pressure: 150 psi, Grate: 1¾ sqft, Heating Area: 51 sqft.
Steel shell with 4 welded steel ¾ id stay tubes, 115 ¾ id copper tubes expanded into shell.
Condensing- 10ft of ¾" od copper pipe under hull- no air pump fitted at present, with condensate being returned by exhaust pressure.
|PROP||Chain driven at 2½ times engine speed., 14" x 15".|
Shaft: ¾" SS.
|HISTORY||Originally designed by George Whitney (USA) as his 95th steamboat, "Siesta", but never built. (Reference- 'Steamboats and Modern Steam Launches' ed Bill Durham, and 'The Steam Launch', Bill Mitchell)
Lines modified by Colin Wear, (S.L. Wear) and mould stations built by Lindsay Drabsch. Mould stations obtained by Paul Kinny when Lindsay had finished his own foam sandwich hull (Siesta 11), and Customwood plug and then GRP mould made by Paul. GRP hull laid up by Paul Kinny and the owner, Brian Jones.
Originally launched January 26, 1994 with Blaxland Twin 2 stroke petrol engine. Relaunched in steam, January 26, 2002. (Australia Day). Engine obtained as a swap for Blaxland engine.
Articles- 'Classic Boat', March, 2003 Issue 177, Funnel 119, p 55.
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