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Catalyst

Owner: J.S. & A. Thompson

Area: USA


Hull

Cabin/Saloon Launch. Construction: GRP panels assembled over temporary wood frame..
Built 1998 by Gene Kester
Fit out 2002 by John Thompson
LOA: 25' 6", Beam: 6' 10",
Fantail stern, hard chine, foam core. Canopy with roll down canvas curtains. Grey hull, white pilothouse with four drop-down windows. 60 gals. fuel tanks, 50 gals. water tanks. Cruises at 5.8 knots.

Boiler

Babcock & Wilcox WT Built 2001 by Andrew Van Luenen ?
Fuel: Oil, Pressure: 150 psi, Heating area: 67 sqft,
Chain drive pumps, Kcond. Black iron pipe, 12" dia seamless steel cross drum, volume 3.8 cubic feet, fuel is 30% diesel/ 70% used crankcase oil, emergency grates for wood/coal.

Engine

Compound. 3" + 6" X 4 1/2"
Built 1962 by Elmer Brooks at Burlington, WA
sv valve. SLRG valve gear.
A-frame construction, approx 300 rpm

Propeller

3 blades, 23" X 35"
Shaft: 1 3/8" Stainless Steel

History

Based on designs of 1905-10. Steamed 200 hours in 3 years


Last Modified: 2014.04.01.


(Bob Dessert)

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