FOR SALE: Gizmo
Built in 2002, 22 foot fantail launch with canopy. “Dessert” hull from the Dingy Company. Mosquito Enterprises engine and boiler - Dan Martin steeple compound engine, wood fired Dan Martin H.W.T. boiler; SS boiler casing and stack by Bowman Metal Works in 2007. 24" X 31" three blade propeller. Two Whistles, large and small; 2+ steering stations. Commercially applied bottom paint in spring 2012 ( $1600 ). Two axle trailer (needs brakes to be street legal). SS water tank made from a pony beer keg with sight gauge added (may also be converted to a diesel fuel tank if desired).
$ 14,500 US funds
Jimmy Lee Jones
FOR SALE: KonTiki STEAMBOAT
Cedar strip on cedar ribs
Open to Offers
telephone: 705-461-9898 or 705-227-9773
FOR SALE: 20' x 4' Beckmann "Townsend" fiberglass hull with glassed in bulkheads and full engine bearers.
Scratch-built 2-1/8" + 3-1/2” x 2” condensing engine on columns, D valves and marine links, lever driven oiler, steam oiler and simpling valve.
Lowered VT32 Beckmann three-drum boiler with 22 copper tubes,large grate for wood burning, stack ejector, 150 psi. safety valve, Lunkenheimer whistle, 300 psi. pressure gauge and 400 psi. feed gauge, vacuum gauge 0 – 15ins. Quickly detachable polished brass stack with flue temperature indicator, super heater/dryer, stainless steel coil with control valve. Hand feed pump capable of 250 psi. for hydraulic testing, Buffalo steam injector, crosshead driven feed pump and vacuum pump, self-regulating (ball valve), hot well.
Through hull for blowdown and fresh water uptake, keel condenser will produce 20” of vacuum, Elliott Bay 18” x 27” three-blade bronze wheel, drive shaft fitted with hand wheel and rubber stern gland.
White oak deck beams and shear clamps, mahogany sprung-board deck, covering boards and rub rails. Antique bronze Herreshoff cleats, bronze tow bit and bow light, 12 volt battery lighting, staff-mounted stern light. Helm, engine control and fuel and water management arranged for solo operation. Paddle, boathook and steam bilge ejector to hand.Boat cover and deck blanket, no canopy.
The engine will achieve 400 rpm with the big prop, about seven knots (enough to keep up with the big boys if pushed). Forward compartment will hold sufficient wood for a day’s steaming. Skipper trailer, 24’ overall; will store in typical garage. Fully loaded is light enough to be towed by your daily driver; no electric brakes required.
Very much an enthusiast’s personal launch, with all the bells and whistles. Over $12,000 spent on components and many hours of TLC. Offers invited; only for sale to a true enthusiast who will use her.
She is currently located in Sooke, British Columbia (near Victoria on Vancouver Island), CANADA.
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The 24' boat was originally a 1974 OMC charter fishing boat with an "I.O." steerable drive with prop. The trailer is 2 axle with automatic braking. The steam engine is a modified air compressor "V" twin. The engine powers the boat, high pressure boiler water pump, and generator to power the boat lights and control the "I.O." unit from neutral, forward, and reverse. The home made boiler water pre-heater supplies boiler water. The boiler is a homemade fire tube boiler. To fill an empty boiler a hand operated water pump is provided. The home made boiler burner is powered by (4) 20# propane tanks. All boat controls are at the counsel except for the main throttle valve. Included is a home made steam whistle. Seating for up to 5 people. Boat used only in fresh water lake. No river use. Email owner for additional photos.
$ 10,700 as is where is Doniphan, MO
FOR SALE: 19-ft. canopy launch Alien Queen
3" x 4" Semple 34DL Engine, lever reversing, Beckman VFT-20 boiler with 12Vdc oil burner, keel condenser. Matching trailer included.
Additional information may be found HERE
$ 10,800 US funds
WANTED: WARD STEAM LAUNCH BOILERS
Models "D" and "G" (square and round) Ward watertube boilers, and castings/parts thereof, drawings and photos of Ward boilers, and cast-brass "Charles Ward" nameplates. If you don't know what a Ward steam launch boiler looks like, go HERE
Where is the Ward D-square boiler I sold to Doug Howser some years back?
Worthington duplex pump, 2" steam end, 1-1/2" water end, 2-3/4" stroke. Need two of these pumps for a 40 navy steam cutter being restored.
1258 Center Road
Lopez Island, WA 98261-9555
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