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Sea Otter

Status: Active use

Owner: J. Dines Sheri Dines

Area: UK-East Anglia


Launch. Construction: Cedar Strip, three layers veneer..
Hull model: Snow Bunting designed by Selway Fisher
Built by Beecroft
LOA: 25' 6", LWL: 25' 6", Beam: 6' 2", Draft: 2' 7",
SSR135188. Iroko and Mahogany Brightwork. Hydraulic wheel steering. swept laid teak deck. SS ..Stem/keel band SS "P" bracket. Keep Condenser


Loco Type Built by Bennet at Bristol
Fuel: Coal, Pressure: 150 psi,
Steel barrel. Steel tubes. Welded with rolled in fire tubes construction,
condensing, forced draft fan, injector, steam feed pump, feed water heater, Windermere kettle, whistle,
Air pump designed and built by present owner. Hypro fp. Side fired, Natural draft, fan assist if required. Keel Condenser. fwh. Fold down funnel.


Compound. 2 3/4" + 4 1/2" X 4 1/2"
Designed by: Cyril Taylor
Slide valve. SLRG valve gear.
As bought engine and steram plant were judged 'not fir for purpose' , virtually a non runner. Entire steam plant stripped out, dismantled and completely re built/ re machined by present owner. Pressure lubrication to mains, big ends, slide bars and hp steam chest..


Bronze, 3 blades, Right Hand, 22" X 34"
Shaft: 1 - 1/2" Stainless Steel


Built 2008 On purchase by present owner entire steam plant including tanks etc. stripped out. Engine dismantled and rebuilt including re ground crankshaft all new bearings inc. crosshead slippers, bed, columns and cylinder block correctly aligned, new valve gear and valves. SS make up tanks and keel condenser fitted. belt driver air pump, ditto feed pump. Hot well enabling Automatic feed control and oil separation. feed heater. Southworth Steam feed pump. 12 volt electric fan trunked into funnel base if required for steam raising in addition to natural draft.

Last Modified: 2017.12.04.