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Offline Roger B

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On my way to work this morning
« on: September 13, 2021, 11:53:56 AM »
Standing by the footpath on my way to work this morning was this fine steam launch. It was built by the retired technical services manager of my employer however it is usually locked away in it's shed or under it's protective cover. The sun was rather low making photography difficult.

It has a single cylinder main engine with a toothed belt drive to the propeller shaft, a separate feed water pump, a complicated device for filling the kettle and plenty of dials and gauges.
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Re: On my way to work this morning
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2021, 12:10:04 PM »
Beautiful woodwork, beautiful engine, lots of shiny copper, brass and mahogany and plenty of dials and gauges.

Too nice to be covered and locked away, but far to tempting to leave out in the open for long.

Thanks for bringing it to us Roger

Mike
It is the journey that matters, not the destination

Oh! sod the journey, lets hit the bar and pool instead.

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Re: On my way to work this morning
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2021, 12:13:21 PM »
Looks like a beautiful boat!  I see an engine driven pump as well as a reciprocating pump as well!

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Re: On my way to work this morning
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2021, 01:03:40 PM »
Pretty launch, ever see it in the water?

Offline Lew Hartswick

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Re: On my way to work this morning
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2021, 10:14:31 PM »
A modern "Africa Queen" . :-)
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Re: On my way to work this morning
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2021, 11:05:04 AM »
I haven't seen it in action, only 'official' powered craft are allowed on our local lake. I know that Koni trailers it all around Switzerland to the lakes where he is allowed to use it.
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Re: On my way to work this morning
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2021, 01:52:32 PM »
Wow the kettle filler on the boiler is absolutely brilliant! Instant tea whenever Shame I donít have a big enough boiler (yet) but an espresso head and milk frothed would be a nice addition


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