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Latest listing changes: August 25, 2014
FOR SALE: SEMPLE 34DL
#733, "New Condition". Last Semple made. She was kept warm, dry and covered in our shop. Engine is complete. Includes a Lunkenheimer team Whistle and a 4-1/2" solid brass Lonergan Gauge. Engine is located in Tacoma, Washington.
Additional info and jpegs:
telephone: 253-566-3843 (h), 253-223-2667(c)
WANTED: Purchase steamboat/launch with lines similar to SAN JOAQUINE, NARRAGANSETT or CATALYST. West Coast preferably and in good running order.
Contact: Jon Kirchanski
For Sale: Steam Launch SANTANA
Santana is a steel hull enclosed launch with a comfortable open stern seating area under the roof (photo here).
The hull is 26’ x 8’, and draws about 30” water. The workboat style hull gives her ample carrying capacity and interior space. She is currently fitted with an oil-fired water tube boiler, and a steeple compound engine. The engine drives a 24x38 RH four bladed propeller that is surrounded by a Kitchen Rudder. Santana was built to be a comfortable cruiser with plenty of capacities to make sure every journey is a success.
The Kitchen rudder (photo here) allows the engine to operate at a continuous RPM while the clamshell operation of the rudder controls forward and reverse operation. The Kitchen rudder also pivots to control the direction of the launch.
The steeple compound engine is 3-1/4 + 6 x 5, condensing (photo here). The inboard condenser is cooled by water pumped through a cooling water pump driven by an auxiliary engine. The auxiliary engine is a horizontal 2-½ x 3” engine that drives the cooling water pump, an alternator, and on a clutched belt, a large capacity salvage pump.
Water is pumped into the boiler with a crosshead driven pump, with Penberthy Injector and hand pump as back-ups.
The boiler is a Beckmann water tube, HWT-S90 fitted with a Wayne Model MSR 12V DC oil burner. She is fitted with two 55-gallon diesel tanks, giving her about 30 hours cruising range.
The 17x25x9 (16 gallon) hotwell is stainless steel, and is equipped with an electric skimmer system to remove oil from the condensate.
The condenser is a shell and tube unit that is over sized for the engine. The air pump is an engine-driven reciprocating air pump.
The piping is stainless steel throughout on the steam side, and copper on the water side.
Electrically, Santana has a 12V DC system with LED cabin lights, electric bilge pump, and other accessories. An on-board charger keeps the dual deep cycle marine batteries charged between cruises, and the auxiliary-engine driven alternator keeps the system charged while under way.
The trailer is included, and is a Magnum brand (Austin, TX) galvanized trailer custom built for the boat with dual heavy duty axles and surge brakes on all four wheels.
I am selling the boat only because my health no longer allows me to operate the launch.
Located near Austin, Texas
Asking $ 25,000
Contact: Warren Caldwell
Phone number will be furnished upon request.
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.
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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