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Latest listing changes: July 8, 2014

WANTED: Purchase steamboat/launch with lines similar to SAN JOAQUINE, NARRAGANSETT or CATALYST. West Coast preferably and in good running order.
Contact: Jon Kirchanski
email: genrail1@outlook.com
telephone: 360-434-5977

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- 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.
email: wcaldwell1937@gmail.com

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.
email: alanamerican@aol.com
telephone: 408.666.0333

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.
email: steamguy10@yahoo.com
telephone: 360.202.4649

Rustad's Stuff

*SOLD   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.
*SOLD   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
*SOLD   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.
*SOLD   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.
$40 each.
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.
Al Rustad
e-mail: mrblushington@gmail.com
telephonephone 425-744-4575

Alien Queen for sale 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
    Dan Lyons
    phone: 206.546.2970

    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.
    Keith Sternberg
    1258 Center Road
    Lopez Island, WA 98261-9555
    email: navigator@rockisland.com
    phone: 360.468.2074

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