Owned by Graeme Hind of Lake Hume


Debco, Port Lincoln S.A. 1996

Fibreglass construction , length 24 ft, beam 6ft, draught  1 ft.8 in.


"Dolphin" Manufactured by Peter Uscinski, Brisbane 1996.

Single cylinder slide valve with Stephenson Reversing gear, Bore 3 in, stroke 4 in. 5 HP at 360 r.p.m. and 125 p.s.i. Overhung ball raced crankshaft


Vertical wet leg fire tube,73 tubes x ODx10g Steel expanded and beaded both ends., Main drum 18"dia, firebox 14 in .dia.

Heating surface 28 sq.ft. 150psi/Class 1 Tested and Cert 150Psi Fuel: Coal


Propellor shaft 1 s/steel geared twice engine speed with silent poly chain toothed belt. Propeller 14x14, stainless steel rudder shaft


 Launched as SL Robin Gordon. Peter Uscinski built it and then Tom Talbot from Western Australia purchased it from Peter then Rob Balfour purchased it from Tom in 2004 and took the boat to South Australia.  It now lives in Victoria. The boat runs very smoothly and is a great piece of engineering and a credit to Peter.

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Bunyip in the Lock at Wentworth July 2010