Metric units


Status: Laid Up - Undergoing restoration

Owner: Mark Herrod

Area: UK-North West


Open Launch. Construction: Plywood (3/8.
Hull model: Elegance (prototype) designed by Glyn Lancaster Jones at Todmorden in 1977
Built 1978 by Glyn Lancaster Jones at Todmorden
Fit out 1981 by Roger Mallinson at Windermere
LOA: 16' 0", Beam: 4' 2", Draft: 1' 8",
No.1. Hard chine, straight stem, counter stern, wheel steering.


Blackstaffe type 3-drum HWT Built 1980 by Roger Mallinson at Ambleside
Fuel: Coal, Pressure: 100 psi, Heating area: 16½ sqft,
17" long Steel drum(s). 8 X 5/8" dia Copper tubes. Steel drums, copper tubes construction,
non-condensing, engine driven pump, hand pump, injector, feed water heater, whistle,
No.3. 21" dia x 17" long, 8 x .5/8" vertical coiled tubes, hand fp


Single. 2 1/4" X 2"
Built 1980 by Roger Mallinson at Windermere
Design: 5A by: Stuart Turner
sv valve. SLRG valve gear.
No.6. Ecc driven fp, oversize main and big end bearings.


14 1/2" X 17"
Shaft: 5/8" bronze


Hull built as prototype for ‘Elegance’ range, subsequent hulls have more beam. Acquired late 1978, plant fitted 1981 by T Macan and R. Mallinson. First steamed May 1981 on Windermere. Laid up 1992. Sold 2021.

Last Modified: 2021.09.21.

(Brian Hillsdon) Thames Cruise, 1988

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