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Chimera

Owner: J.E. Winn

Area: UK-Thames


Hull

Open Launch. Construction: GRP.
Built 1996
Fit out by John Winn at Abingdon
LOA: 15' 6", LWL: 14' 3", Beam: 5' 8", Draft: 1' 3",
Tiller steering, blue.

Boiler

Babcock type WT Built 1995
Fuel: Coal, Pressure: 120 psi, Grate area: 1.1 sqft, Output: 85 lbs/hr,
Steam drum 6" dia x 23" long, casing 24" x 24" x 18", Wkettle

Engine

Vee twin. 2 1/8" + 2 1/8" X 2 1/4"
Built 1995
Designed by: Cyril Taylor
sv valve. Engine driven fp, 450 rpm

Propeller

3 blades, 16" X 25"
Shaft: 1" Stainless Steel

History

New boat built and fitted out to owner’s requirements, steam plant fitted and first steamed 1996. Approx miles steamed 1997 - 80; 1998 - 120.


Last Modified: 2014.04.01.


(Owner) Windermere, 1998

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Photos


(Peter Massey) Windermere, 2005