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Choof N Puff

Status: Active use

Owner: Don Parker

Area: Australia


Hull

Launch. Construction: GRP, simulated clinker.
Hull model: 16’ launch designed by Unknown at Botany Bay
Built 2019 by Paul Kinney & Don Parker at Green Point
Fit out 2019 by Don Parker at Sydney
LOA: 16' 0", LWL: 15' 6", Beam: 6' 0", Draft: 16' 0", Displacement: 400 lbs.

Boiler

Ofeldt type VWT Designed by Owner,
Built 1999 by Own workshop at Sydney
Fuel: LPG, Pressure: 150 psi, Grate area: N/A sqft, Heating area: 16 sqft, Output: 60 lbs/hr,
3.750" dia X 16" high Copper drum(s). 12 X .5" dia Copper tubes. Copper construction, copper/bronze superheater,
condensing, engine driven pump, hand pump, feed water heater, Windermere kettle, whistle,

Engine

Double Simple. 2.375" X 2.375"
Built 2002 by Don Parker at Sydney
Design: 5A (modified) by: Don Parker
Slide valve. Stephenson valve gear.
Power: 3 HP
Roller bearing big end sealed races mains ,needle roller little end ,eccentrics sealed races 4140 crank shaft hardened & ground big end . Cross head & piston rod 4140 & gas nitrided ,max rpm. 600

Propeller

Manganese Bronze, 3 blades, Right Hand, 14" X 20"
Shaft: .750" 316 Stainless Steel

History

Bought fiberglass hull in 1998 fitted out and launched December 1999 used regularly for outings on Port Hacking , fishing off shore .Has been to Hobart for their wooden boat festival . Steamed on the Murray & Darling rivers and most of the Coastal rivers in NSW.


Added to the register: 2021.04.01.




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