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Amethyst

Status: Active use

Owner: Cheryl and Dave Coates

Area: UK-North


Hull

Narrowboat. Construction: Steel throughout.
Built 2014
LOA: 57' 0", LWL: 57' 0", Beam: 6' 10", Draft: 2' 6",

Boiler

Designed by Kevin Slater,
Built 2014 by Steamwell Boilers
Fuel: Coal, Pressure: 150 psi, Grate area: 5 sqft, Output: 750 lbs/hr,
Welded steel ,expanded tubes construction,
non-condensing, engine driven pump, injector, feed water heater, whistle,

Engine

2-crank Compound. 5" + 10" X 6"
Built 1910 by Matthew Paul at Dumbarton
D valve valve. Matthew Paul Slip eccentric valve gear.
Power: 50 HP


Propeller

Manganese Bronze, 4 blades, 28" X 38"
Shaft: 2" Stainless Steel

History

Hull built in 2014. Loosely based on a Leeds & Liverpool Steam Tug No 57. Got the idea after having a trip on 'Whistle down the wind' with Geoff & Sue Laycock. Engine bought from a SBA member. Fitted out in Lancashire and sailed to home moorings, in West Yorkshire, in August 2017.


Added to the register: 2017.10.25. Last Modified: 2021.03.17.