The Steamboat Association
of Great Britain

to foster and encourage steam boating and the building, development, preservation and restoration of steam boats and steam machinery

to stimulate public interest
in steam boats
and steam boating

to promote high standards
of workmanship,
safety and seamanship

‘Funnel’, the SBA’s quarterly journal, arrives on members’ doormats at the beginning of March, June, September and December each year. 

Extracts from the CURRENT EDITION
Funnel 186 – Autumn 2020 


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The current edition is number 186, shown here. 

Funnel 186 should hit members’ doormats on or about September 1st and once again it is a 96 page edition full of the usual mix of information, updates on this and that and some useful how-to-do-it material too along with historical pieces.  

As ever, the SBA journal is assembled with a view to providing something of interest to steamboat enthusiasts of long experience or of none at all.

Each edition aims to set a few useful ‘hares running’ on different topics to attract readers’ opinions in new articles or letters because ‘Funnel’ exists to give everyone a voice.

Contributions should be sent to: Honorary Editor

Copy Deadlines

Spring/March issue:
31 January
Summer/June issue: 30 April
Autumn/September issue: 31 July
Winter/December issue: 31 October

Please submit all material
as early as possible!



For more Funnel contents, see the Cumulative Index, or the Back Issues Archive


Copy should ideally be sent in Word format. We publish to an 84pp A5 format so simply send straight Word files of the text and pictures as separate (rather than embedded) jpgs.

Photos and scanned drawings should be at 300dpi - i.e. JPGs saved as high quality.  

You can now also submit articles, letters and members' adverts from this website.


Small Adverts for steam related items are printed free of charge to members and on a one-off basis to other individuals at the Editor's discretion. Photos may be included if space permits.


For commercial advertisements email

Many items published in Funnel are the personal opinions of the contributor and therefore may not necessarily reflect SBA policy.

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