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Columbine

Owner: R.D. Kent

Area: UK-North


Hull

Cabin/Saloon Launch. Construction: Double-skin teak on rock elm.
Built c189
LOA: 23' 0", LWL: 22' 0", Beam: 7' 6", Draft: 2' 6",
Counter stern, dark green, varnished upperworks, wheel steering.

Boiler

Kingdon type VFT Built 1988
Fuel: Coal, Pressure: 175 psi, Grate area: 3 sqft, Heating area: 47 sqft, Output: 400 lbs/hr,
Welded shell, 30" dia x 33" high, 131 tubes 16" long, 2 injectors, blower, Wkettle.

Engine

Twin. 3" + 3" X 3"
Built 1996
sv valve. Marshall Radial valve gear.
No.21. Fitted May 1997.

Propeller

3 blades, 18" X 31"
Shaft: 1 1/4" Stainless Steel

History

Former Admiralty 23' cutter hull, 1960’s Broads motor hire boat, restored to steam and saloon fitted 1980 by C. Fairbrother with compound engine and Goodhand VFT boiler. Acquired 1984, removed to Windermere, fresh plant fitted by owner 1988. Steamed all year round since 1984. (Formerly fitted with DesVignes twin ex YVETTE).


Last Modified: 2014.04.01.


Windermere, 1991

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Photos


(Simon Maltby) Windermere 2003


(Simon Maltby) Windermere 2008


(Simon Maltby) Windermere 2008