Owner: Nigel & Jayne Thomson
Construction: Wood epoxy, West System.
Hull model: stretched Barbara designed by Selway Fisher/Nigel Thomson at Walton-on- the-Naze in 2012
Built 2012 by owner at Wisborough Green
Fit out 2013 by Owner at Wisborough Green
LOA: 25' 0", LWL: 23' 0", Beam: 5' 10", Draft: 2' 0",
Built from 12mm "speed Strip" cedar coated in fiberglass cloth both inside and out before the fixing of internal joinery. Floors and engine bearers built of 50mm X 30mm Iroko strips alternately laid to create "egg box" structure. Cabin designed by owner and built of mahogany the roof is flexi ply coated with fiberglass cloth and resin.
Side fired Locomotive type Designed by Brian Smith / SBA,
Built 1998 by D.& S. Steam Engineering Ltd. at Raunds, Northants
Fuel: Coal, Pressure: 150 psi, Grate area: 1.6 sqft, Output: 400 lbs/hr,
16" dia X 30" long Steel barrel. 29 X 1.25" dia Steel tubes. Welded steel ,expanded tubes construction,
non-condensing, engine driven pump, hand pump, injector, whistle, siren,
Previously fitted to S.L.Hero
Bronze, 3 blades, 20" X 30"
Shaft: 1" Stainless Steel
Purchased from Beckmann Boat shop Slocum RI as a casting and finished by Norris propellers Middlesex.
Built by owner as a trailerable launch which can be very occasionally slept on. The Anna in the name is in remembrance of Anna Thomson a very enthusiastic steamboater and photographer.