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Cherub

Owner: Unknown

Area: UK


Hull

Open Launch. Construction: GRP.
Hull model: Frolic 18
Built 1982 by Steam & Electric Launch Co. at Wroxham
LOA: 18' 0", Beam: 4' 6",
Straight stem, counter stern, white, 6 seats, tiller steering, 4 knots.

Boiler

Blackstaffe type 3-drum WT Built 1997 by David Beale at Doncaster
Fuel: Coal, Pressure: 125 psi, Grate area: 98 sqft, Heating area: 15½ sqft,
Steam drum 6½" od x 18" long, mud drums 2½" od, 12 x ½" od copper WT coils. Economiser coil 16' x 5/16" od copper tube, radiant superheater.

Engine

Single. 2 1/2" X 2 1/2"
Built 1986 by David Beale at Hatfield Woodhouse
Designed by: Cyril Taylor
sv valve. SLRG valve gear.
On 4 turned columns, Kcond, Xhead driven fp, 400 rpm, 1½ IHP.

Propeller

3 blades, 14" X 20"
Shaft: 3/4" Stainless Steel

History

Built new to owners requirements, fitted out by builders, plant fitted by owner, first steamed 1983. Steamed each year since. (1983-6 fitted with owner built 5A now in BITTERLING). (Boiler Ref: S.B.& M.S.L. Nov/Dec 1963 and Funnel 101)


Last Modified: 2015.02.04.


(Mike Rutland) Ullswater

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