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Chako VI

Owner: R.J. Oldershaw

Area: UK-East Anglia


Hull

Dinghy. Construction: Clinker larch on oak.
Built c194
LOA: 13' 0", LWL: 12' 0", Beam: 4' 7", Draft: 11' 0",
Varnished, tiller steering. Possibly built at Debden.

Boiler

Blackstaffe type 3-drum WT Built 1987
Fuel: Coal, Pressure: 125 psi,
Steam drum 5" dia x 13" long, mud drums 1.3/8" dia x 18" long

Engine

Single. 2 1/4" X 2"
Built 1989
Design: Cygnet by: Stuart Turner
Cast A frame, Kcond., engine driven air and fp, 850 rpm, 1 HP.

Propeller

3 blades, 9" X 12"
Shaft: 3/4" bronze

History

Originally fitted with a Stuart Turner petrol engine. Fitted out as a steamer in 1987 by previous owner Martin Clarke when named WHISPER. Acquired by owner 1993 and fresh engine fitted 1994. Approx miles steamed, 1993 - 72; 1994 - 204; 1995 - 110; 1996 - 150; 1997 - 83;1998 - 95.


Last Modified: 2014.04.01.


(Owner) River Avon

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