The Steamboat Association of Great Britain - STEAMBOAT REGISTER - Edition 8, Sep/12
Vital Spark III
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| ||Owner: W. Larson. (non-member)|
Area: Port Angeles, WA (USA).
LOA: 18', Beam: 5', Draft: 1' 10".
Carvel red cedar on oak ribs
Fibreglass sheathed, wheel steering. Canopy fitted 1997, lowers and fits over combing for trailing.
|ENGINE||Compound, 1½" + 3" x 2½".|
No.29. Rocker arm driven air and feed pumps. Exhaust water heater, Kcondond., float controlled hotwell, 2½ HP at 500 rpm. Built for owner.
|BOILER||Blackstaffe type 3-drum WT.|
Fuel: propane, Pressure: 150 psi, Heating Area: 10 sqft.
|PROP||3 blades, RH, 12" x 18".|
|HISTORY||Built in 1911 as power boat. A previous owner added cabin, fibreglassed hull. Previous owner, Don Thompson (Canada), removed cabin, extended cockpit forward, installed seating and plant and fitted out.
Aquired by Bill Larson 2002.
|Data: Nov 04.|
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