The Steamboat Association of Great Britain
Working model steam drifter with compound engine
22 July 2021
This attractive scale model of a classic early 20th century steam drifter was built many years ago by SBA member John Weatherall. It needs a fair amount of tlc but is a good representation of one of the fascinating little steamships which for many years were the backbone of the UK fishing industry.
It has an interesting steam plant which includes a centre flue marine boiler (we can’t be sure what kind of a burner it has from the pictures but the vintage of the model suggests it’s probably a paraffin pressure burner) and a neat little six column compound engine. It looks to have been run fairly extensively in the past and with attention could run again. It is not radio controlled. The vessel is just under four feet long – main dimensions 110cm long, 20cm beam and 35cm from base of stand to top of superstructure.
This model is delicate – but all of it is there and it is sold on condition of collection only from Henham (CM22 between Bishops Stortford and Saffron Walden) The family are not in a position to crate it and mail it.
£275 or near offer: Contact Amanda Mower email@example.com
21' Frolic: boiler ticketed and ready to run
4 July 2021
Classic Edwardian-styled 21’ Frolic canopy launch.
Fitted with a Stuart Turner 6A compound engine and a vertical firetube boiler (wp 160psi) this boat was originally fitted out by Alan Moorby in 2000 and run until 2012. She was stored thereafter and a major restoration was undertaken over Lockdown to make this a very comfortable and well-appointed boat.
Steam and feed systems have been completely overhauled and she has many new steam fittings – including new feed clacks for the engine-driven pump and the hand pump. The boat has a Windermere kettle and bilge ejector. She comes with a new boiler certificate and so is immediately ready for use.
The twin axle trailer has new tyres and brakes and the boat can be seen at Wayford near Wroxham on request. Jeremy can supply more photos if needed,
Guide price: £25000 ono ,
Call Jeremy Hill on 07854 399421 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Complete and unused 18' Frolic hull with steam plant
2 July 2021
An unused 18' Frolic hull with stern tube and prop shaft and a 15" propeller, ball thrust bearing and Hardy Spicer flexible coupling.
The hull is fully fitted with mahogany decking, seats and wheel steering.
A new single cylinder engine (21/2"x 3") with SLVG and feed pump. It runs well on compressed air.
The all-copper Illingworth boiler is fitted with superheater coils and a liquid fuel (kerosene) burner and has been cold tested to 300psi. The feed system has an exhaust steam heat exchanger and the steel boiler casing has a drip tray.
The engine and boiler have both been fitted to the hull but are currently mounted on a wheeled subframe to enable easy fitting of pipe work etc.
The boat is mounted on a single axle trailer with winch included and photos and a video can be viewed at https://tinyurl.com/kswpx2fa.
The boat is currently located in the Cotswolds and all serious offers will be considered prior to possible auction at the SBA Bourton-on-the-Water gathering in October.
Call Bob or Nigel 01451 820061
23 April 2021