Metric units


Cocotte

Status: Active use

Owner: David Reynolds

Area: UK-South West (trailable)


Hull

Open Launch. Construction: GRP.
Hull model: Limited Edition
Built 1991 by Gibbs & Thurston at Edmonton
LOA: 14' 5", Beam: 4' 10", Draft: 1' 8",
Counter stern. Hull Number 8 of 14. 50 litre stainless steel water tank under fwd seat, 15 litre fuel tank in bow, propane gas locker for 3.9Kg cylinder in bow. Tiller and rope steering from any position in cockpit.

Boiler

3-drum HWT Built 1991 by Anthony Bever at Swindon
Fuel: paraffin, Pressure: 100 psi,
Silver soldered all copper construction,
non-condensing, engine driven pump, hand pump, whistle,
No.28, steam drum 5ΒΌ" dia x 15" long.

Engine

Single. 2 1/4" X 2 1/4"
Built 1992 by Border Engineering at Hoddesdon
Design: Regatta pv valve. SLRG valve gear.
Power: 0.75 HP
No.920101. On 4 turned columns.

Propeller

Bronze, 3 blades, Right Hand, 14" X 20"
Shaft: 0.75" 304 SS

History

New launch, fitted out by original owner at West Kirby, first steamed 1992. Sold to Jon Whyte October 2018 following 14 years laid-up. (From 2008 owned by David Neale, London SE26). Full rebuild including addition of Propane system for starting and warm up of vaporising paraffin burner. Bought by the current owner in July 2019.





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Photos


Archive picture taken around 1992


Boiler following clean-up prior to being put back in the box. March 2019


Boiler following addition of ceramic fibre insulation May 2019


(Mike Rutland) Broxbourne, 1992














Test Steaming following full rebuild, Lechlade 21 June 2019