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Latest listing changes: April 22, 2014
FOR SALE - Beautiful Classic Steam Launch SAN JOAQUINE; built 1985 by current owner
Specs as follows:
1. Hull, 27' 6" X 6' 4", fiberglass construction. Custom 28’ trailer included.
2. Seats 7 comfortably.
3. Interior is Mahogany and VG Fir. Canopy is Mahogany and VG Fir.
4. Boiler, Roberts style, 60 square feet heating surface:
a. has two water gauges, front and back,
b. working pressure 150 psi, safety set for 180 psi,
c. boiler lagged with mahogany staves.
5. Fuel, wood fired, can be converted to kerosene.
6. Engine, Davis and Sons compound, 100+ year old:
a. engine has been rebuilt'
b. 3-1/8" X 5-1/2" X 5",
c. cylinder head lagged with mahogany staves.
7. Has two steering stations, one at side and one in the front.
8. Custom 1880 cast bonze deck hardware.
9. Teak veneer deck. VG fir floor boards with inset mahogany strips.
10. Bronze 3 blade propeller, 28” X 32” with 1-1/4” stainless steel shaft.
11. Keel condenser with inboard hotwell, 4 gallon capacity.
12. Overall condition -- Perfect!
Reason for selling. This boat has been my passion for 28 years. It's been pampered from day one. As the years have flown by, I find myself using it less and less each year. Though we've had decades of wonderful memories, boating with friends and family, it's time to hang up my captain's hat and let someone else take the helm.
Asking $ 46,000
Contact: Alan American - Please...serious inquiries only.
FOR SALE - Price reduced!
Classic fantail, displacement hull, 40' overall, X 10' beam, 4' draught. Engine is 5" x 10" X 6" Cleaver Brooks Model 4 Boiler, diesel fired. Hull was built by Duluth Iron and Shipbuilding, 1937. Trailer included. Health and storage issues force sale. 57K invested.
Contact: Please...serious inquiries only.
FOR SALE - Price reduced!
US NAVY Model "M" compound steam engine, 5-3/4" + 12" x 8". The infamous US Navy "bassackwards" engine - LP cylinder is located at forward end.
$ 8,000 US
Contact: Please...serious inquiries only.
Item 1) Lunkenheimer "Banner " displacement lubricator, 3/8 NPT connection, all bronze, shiny, the wooden knob for the fill plug is missing, as is one bulls-eye glass- the threaded retaining ring for the glass is there.
Item 2) Lunkenheimer large bronze bulls-eye sight feed with needle valve for central lube system - 3/8 NPT shiny, nice display item.
Item 3) Small brass sight feed with tubular glass and needle valve - brass, 3" tall, 1/4 NPT connections.
Items 4) & 5) (2) small whistles, 1/4 NPT, about 4" tall, bell is 1" diameter.. These were rescued from low water alarms.
$ 15 each
Item 6) York/Williams oil burner nozzle - small size, I believe these are rated for 3 GPH - 1/8 NPT connections fine condition, no rust.
Item 7) & 8) (2) York/ Williams oil burner nozzles, large size. These were used on S.L."Cyrene" one was kept as a spare. Fired 9 GPH with ease. One has 1/4NPT connections, one has 1/8 NPT.No rust.
Item 8) Small bronze gear pump, used as feed pump on S.L."Lucifer" many years ago - this was procured from Semple, Probably an Oberdorfer pump. Set up with 4 check valves to pump in either direction of rotation.
All prices negotiable & all items are at the residence in Edmonds, WA.
Buffalo No 5 (1/2”) steam injector.
Contact: Wolfgang Schlager
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.
Email email@example.com for more pictures and description, including cost breakdown.
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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