Classifieds

 

Steamboats and "Steamstuff" for sale and wanted

Classified advertisements are free to members of the SBAA

Contact the Webmaster for commercial enquiries

Home

Membership

Steamboats

Projects

Events

Q&A

Links

Feedback

Classifieds

Item Pictures
For Sale: Steam Launch "Unfinished Project"
 

My dad started a steam boat project and unfortunately he passed away before it was finished and now I would like to sell it.  

The boat is a Fanny the fantail steam launch. Selway Fisher Design plywood hull construction with a Stuart 3" steam engine but it does not have a boiler. It comes with brand new and registered Swiftco boat trailer and Teak timber decking. Plans for the boat, engine, and boiler are available.  I have attached some pictures.


 $8,000  negotiable.

Peter Hoerlein     0417 724 878 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Sale 24 ft fiberglass plumb stem, counter stern classical steamboat hull with purpose built professional tandem trailer. 

This fiberglass hull was one of 12 built by Debco Marine in Port Lincoln from a slightly modified Philip Bolger fantail launch design. 

Other examples of this hull include the " Elizabeth Rose" and the "Robin Gordon" both of which may be familiar to readers. 

This was a project too far. I bought the hull new from Graham Daniels in 2001 and had a trailer built in 2005 specially designed to allow easy towing,  launching and retrieving. 

The hull comprises just the major molding i.e. no deck.  ( I always thought the deck combings too high and thought I might trim a hint of the sheer from the bow, you know, to be a little more stylish for an inland waterway launch).

I am looking to recoup my costs on this. The hull has been stored securely wrapped in tarpaulins over a wooden frame. The trailer has traveled only 200 km since 2007. It is galvanized and has cable operated disk brakes common with most professionally constructed marine trailers. It has never tasted salt water, or fresh!

The trailer is not currently registered as I found the only journey it made was to have an annual NSW roadworthy. An unregistered vehicle permit could be easily obtained by the new owner to facilitate the next journey.

I also have. Bolton number 17 3X4 single that I would be open to offers if a new owner was interested. I could demonstrate this on compressed air. 

The details are : Hull, LOA 7.32m x 1.98m x 0.51m (24ft x 6ft 6in x 1ft 8in) with displacement 1450kg.

Gordon Taylor  0409945459 gbtaylor@bigpond.net.au
 

For Sale: Steam Launch "Lady  Naunton" SOLD 4/11/2017

A 22' 6" long Classic Victorian style counter stern Steam Launch.

Hull and Deck hand laid GRP with Australian beech planking on deck.

Engine: Double acting compound, 2 1/2"+43/8" X 3" with piston valve on HP cylinder and slide valve on the LP cylinder. Stevenson's link reversing gear. Keel condenser, feed heater, engine driven feed and air pumps and hand driven feed pump. This is the 14th engine built by the renowned English engine builder Sam Wilkinson.

Three bladed bronze propeller driven by step up sprocket and chain drive arrangement.

Boiler: Vertical Fire Tube with copper tubes, steel shell and tube plates. Designed and built by the late Colin Wear to Australian Standard 1797 allowing it to be put in survey if required. Full design paper work included. Working pressure 150 psi.

Trailer: As new, registered, purpose built galvanised steel, dual axles with over-ride disc brakes.

 

   
For Sale Stuart Sirius Generating Plant

 High quality redesigned Sirius engine featuring ball bearings on the crankshaft, banjo link and eccentric drive allowing up to 4,000 rpm on steam.  Pistons are from sg fine grain iron.  Rings are double turned.  End covers are 5000 grade aluminium.  Valve piston is fine grain iron.  Pistons have a Viton ring added below the iron rings to reduce the sump oil transferring to the exhaust when used under vacuum.  All fixings are 4mm and 5mm stainless screws.  Inlet is 1/8" B.S.P Outlet is 1/4" B.S.P.

The generator is 200Watt AC, and is coupled directly to the end housing and crankshaft.  The max output has been recorded at 185watts DC running on 80psi steam.  The matching regulator is part of the sale, this then gives 12DC for battery charging etc and at 2000 rpm the amps are around 6.

 An example is currently In use by one of the association's experienced members, speak with Tony for references

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7CqH8YuOfM

Shipped Price: $2500

Please email or phone Tony for any enquiries.  0408464501 

 

 

 

The Late Len Lark's Vosper engine and 40' hull

The Vosper was constructed from castings and has only been steamed a few times. Dimensions are approximately 4" +6" x5".

The open hull is 40ft x 10ft beam, ply/epoxy construction, designed for river use, glass sheathed and ready to float but otherwise bare. It is a hard-chine sharpie style, with counter stern, and has a propeller tunnel to reduce draft. The photos were taken some years ago before completion

 
 Pat Reece at Duck Flat Wooden Boats is willing to consider any reasonable offer, even some unreasonable ones! Ph 0466 669 620.

 

 

 
 
8 HP Marshall Portable,

No. 46287, no boiler certificate, last steamed approx 5 years ago, always kept in a shed by last owner. $18,000 ONO.

 
 
 
 
For Sale

PALMER BROTHERS S-1 1914 gasoline marine engine

2 cycle, Make & Break ignition.  Run in 2002, excellent condition, fresh water cooled, no rust.  See Palmer Brothers reference in GASOLINE ENGINES SINCE 1872 by C.H. Wendel.  The only known S-1 example to exist. Shipping internationally, $3675 (U.S. funds).  Questions? wontfloat@yahoo.com  Roger Grosser

 

 

For Sale

A. J. Houle Motor Works 1907 gasoline marine engine

4 cycle spark ignition and internal gear reduction for a steam engine replacement. Not running, in good condition, was fresh water cooled, no rust.  See Houle reference in GASOLINE ENGINES SINCE 1872 by C.H. Wendel. The only known example to exist.  $2365.00 (U.S. funds), shipping internationally. Questions? wontfloat@yahoo.com   Roger Grosser 

 

For Sale

York Compound Bronze Cylinder Heads

Fully machined and cast in silicon bronze.  High pressure side and low pressure side, new, never installed.  $325 for the pair plus $66.00 for shipping by air, U.S. funds please..  Questions? wontfloat@yahoo.com.  Roger Grosser

 

 

 
For Sale
S.L. Belle      PRICE REDUCED

SL Belle is a Fibreglass 17ft clinker hull, the mould was taken from a 1930's launch found in Narembeen Lake. The hull was built by Marshal Lord
and at the time had a work yard at Terry Hills, Sydney. Hulls were made as putt putt launches, some open and some with timber cabins.
The deck is Teak laid as well as the marlin board. A canvas front cabin is fitted with a aft awning. It can sleep two in a v-birth at front.

Finished construction in January 1997 Powered by 2 1/2" by 3" single cylinder engine of steel fabrication with Slip Eccentric Reversing gear.
Built by Andrew Palmer over eighteen months. Boiler is a vertical fire tube consisting of 120 fire tubes. Shell is 1/2" steel construction. Built over
six months by Andrew Palmer. Maximum operating pressure is 100 psi. Ready to run after about 20 mins firing. 
Condensing system is used where by exhaust steam is turned back into water and pumped into the boiler automatically when required. 
Fuel is brown coal briquettes, approximately 5kg per hour.
Maximum speed is 6 knots at 500 RPM.
Boiler is lagged with Jarrah, two 5l fresh water tanks, Windermere kettle. 
Includes:   Dual axle trailer, full cover, clinker fibreglass tender, life jackets, ropes, basic tool kit, navigation lights, tube cleaning hose.

 Asking price is $POA             Andy      0424169727

 

For Sale

S.L. Rose Marie

The Steam Launch "Rose Marie"  is for sale for the first time in thirty years. 

Hull: Built in Sydney in 1883, kauri pine (now Dynel sheathed). 23' x 6'-6". Straight stem, Counter Stern. 6+ knots.  The hull was completely refastened all seams splined hull fared and Dynel sheathed to allow dry storage and use without problems, all restoration carried out by experienced shipwright including construction of varnished tram seat seating around cockpit, new varnished beech v jointed canopy underside with Dynel outer surface, new polished brass supports and fittings. 

Engine: Built by W & J Davis, 1966. Compound 2 1/4" & 4 7/8" x 4" stroke. (Formerly fitted in S.l. "Sundown", 1970 - 1981). Engine driven air and feed pumps, keel condenser.  Copper sump fitted below engine to allow maintenance of clean bilge. 

Propeller: Chrome plated bronze 3 blade, 20" x 26". 

Boiler: Davis "keyhole" water tube, built 1984. 140 psi, solid fuel (char). Superheater, Bilge Ejector, Windermere kettle. 

Acquired by its third owner, Clive Stansfield in 1983 and completely refurbished by him.  Steam plant supplied and fitted by John Davis.  Used on Sydney Harbour and River Murray.  Acquired by present owner in 1986 and used exclusively on the Colo River

This classic launch has been restored and maintained to an exceptionally high standard and is now located on purpose built four wheel registered trailer at recent cost of over $ 10,000. 

Price:  $64,500

Contact Graeme Ellis 0407 755 212    
email. 
graeme.buckenbah@gmail.com

Photo is of Rose Marie on the slipping cradle not the new road trailer. 

 

 

Two steam Launches

 

SOLD  SL  Clayton Maid, fibreglass hull, 20'6" with 4" x 6" single cylinder engine and modified Wiles boiler. .

 

SOLD   Clayton Lady, fibreglass hull, 25'6" with 3 3/4" x 6" single cylinder engine and modified Wiles boiler.

 

Both launch boilers last inspected 20 Sept 2012.

 

 
SOLD Steam Launch "Elizabeth Rose"

Beautiful, elegant, modern fantail launch built in the style of a classic timber Edwardian River Thames Steam Launch – very reminiscent of that golden era.

First launched in 2000 on Pittwater, Sydney, the fibreglass hull was one of 12 built by Debco Marine in Port Lincoln from a slightly modified Philip Bolger fantail launch design.  The decks and gunwales are Burmese teak and the cockpit fit out is Honduran mahogany.  Polished brass and bronze fittings are used exclusively throughout.

The canopy is canvas on a steel frame supported by turned mahogany stanchions designed to be removed to lower the height for storage.

 Inclusions: Windermere kettle; curtain clears for inclement weather; depth sounder; period sisal mooring lines and two 1.0m fenders recently added; water make up tank of 90 litres; Danforth anchor; 8 life jackets and fire extinguisher.

Hull: LOA 7.32m x 1.98m x 0.51m (24ft x 6ft 6in x 1ft 8in) with displacement 1450kg.

Engine: Dolphin single cylinder manufactured by Peter Uscinski, Brisbane.  Bore x stroke 7.62cm x 10.16cm (3in x 4in).  3.75 hp at 110 psi & 250rpm.  

Boiler: Vertical wet leg 60 litre fire tube boiler suitable for coal, hard wood or briquettes.

Propeller: New propeller 14in x 19in (was 13.5in x 15in) geared to twice engine rpm.

Trailer: Dual axle 2000kg rating with hinged drawbar to reduce storage length.  Gross weight of boat & trailer is1840 kg with tow ball weight of 160kg.

 

SOLD    Steam Launch "Dolphin" December 2016

This is an opportunity not to be missed.   Due to changing circumstances and different interests, Robyn  has decided to put the steam launch "Dolphin" on the market.   

The hull is 32' x 9'6" and all of spotted gum, very strong and in sound condition.  It is of carvel construction with full planks (no joints) and copper fastened throughout.  Professionally built by Ian Taylor of Pittwater in 1987, initially fitted with a Chrysler marine engine.   The steam plant was installed in 1994. 

The engine is a compound 4 1/4" + 7 1/2 " x 4" piston valve HP & balanced slide valve LP  to a design by Arthur Leak.  The castings were supplied by Anthony Beaver (UK) and machined in Melbourne.   

The boiler is an Ofeldt design, with a steel centre drum and copper tubes, designed and built by Andy Munns in Sydney.  Working pressure is 150psi. It is fired by a vaporising burner fuelled by kerosene, which is supplied from an automatically pressurised tank. Fuel consumption is around 10 litres per hour. 

Exhaust steam is fed to an inboard condenser, with a rubber impeller type pump supplying cooling water. The engine drives the propeller shaft via heavy duty roller chain at 1:2 ratio. The bronze propeller is, I think, 19 x 26. Cruising speed is around 4.5 knots at 120 rpm on average boiler pressure of 125 psi. There are twin crosshead driven feed pumps, with a hand pump for backup. All plumbing is copper with industrial grade bronze fittings. The design and construction of the engine is traditional in every respect. 

The varnished trim is mahogany. Steering is by Morse cable, with an elegant bronze wheel. There are two v-berths and a Porta-Potti. 

Dolphin is a really beautiful vessel in good working order. Routine maintenance, such as painting and varnishing, is all that is needed to keep her operating. "Dolphin" is in going trim and only requires a match.  There is even air pressure in the fuel tank ready to operate. 

Robyn would like to see the vessel change hands very soon as she is not in a position to complete topside maintenance (painting & varnish) although still good, and is willing to sell at a very reasonable price to see the vessel in good hands.  Currently on a mooring, "Dolphin" would need a crane & transport to remove, although the mooring could be transferred if the new owner left it on Lake Burley Griffin.   

 

 

   

SOLD    For Sale

Two Steam Boats built by the late Grant Marks of SA. 

(1) The Clayton Maid (white) Fibreglass hull 20'6":  4" x 6" single cyl, non-condensing, SLRG, 100psi.  $20,000 ONO

(2) The Clayton Lady (blue). Fibreglass hull 25' 6": 3 3/4" x 6" single cyl slip eccentric, condensing, 100psi.  $20,000 ONO

Both vessels fitted with modified Wiles water-tube boilers passing last inspections 20-9-12. F

 

 SOLD For Sale

5 Propellers
 

 

Price

$25.00

$50.00

$50.00

$60.00

$75.00

Type

A E MORITZ
2 Blade RH

CHEETAH MARINE
3 Blade RH

3 Blade RH

3 Blade LH

3 Blade RH

Shaft

3/4" dia

2 degree Taper

1"dia 2degree Taper

3/4" dia 2degree Taper

1 1/4" 2degree Taper

1"  2degree Taper

Dia

274mm (10 3/4")

300mm (11 3/4")

300mm (12")

420mm (16 1/2")

400mm (15 3/4")

Pitch

456mm (18")

527mm (20")

440mm (17 5/16")

363mm (14 5/16")

408mm (16")

 

 

 
   
Free to a good home

No Longer Available

Huon/ King Billy pine fantail launch

 Built 1890-1910, about 20 ft, needs restoration, originally steam powered, located at Strahan, Tasmania.

 Comes from Strahan originally, was used up & down the Gordon river.

Originally would have had a steam engine & a tiller.  It is approx 6m long & 2.5m at the widest point.

In the cabin you can stand up unless you're very tall. Flat timber around the rear section, very wide, easily sat on.

Does need restoration.

 Property is being sold & the boat must go to a new home or otherwise be destroyed or dumped. 

Don't want this to happen, as it's a piece of Tassie history.

Are you or anyone you know interested??

Must go ASAP!  Thank you

 

 

For Sale

Sold

Historic Murray  River  paddle boat boiler and engines.

 This is a rare  opportunity  to acquire unique steam boat engines and boiler.

The original  boiler from the PS Alfred and engines from the PS Ruby.

Both in need of restoration.

 

 

 

For Sale

Sold

S.L.Delmar  

 17 foot long  Mahogany clinker steam Launch.   Strath Steam vertical fire tube boiler. 120 Ύ” copper tubes. 

Had inspections when required . Engine double acting with keel condenser.  The canopy folds down for compact travelling on easy launch gal trailer.  Removable front windows and removable table over engine. 

Engine and boiler 1997  hull restored at this time dry and very sound hull originally built in 1949 as Port Adelaide fishing boat and very sea worthy. This boat is stored in dry boat shed and boiler is dried out when stored. Very user friendly and a joy to steam.

Windermere Kettle, Brass nav lights, Tools and spares.  Built by Paul and David Malpas, Need I say more? 

Complete set of moulds for the DEBCO 24’ fantail launch.  
For person or persons interested in building a lovely fantail launch the comprehensive set of GRP moulds are available to purchase. 
Moulds as follows: - hull, deck, floor, interior seats and liner, console, canopy and various smaller moulds. 
All laminate schedules would be advised. Total package $8,000. ONO.  
Phone Graham Daniels 0402 155 763  or grahamd@sa.chariot.net.au

 

 

Elizabeth Rose is a beautiful example of a Debco hull.

For Sale    SOLD May 2015  
Keyhole Boiler

This boiler is a water-tube type based on the “keyhole” type developed by Mr Davis and manufactured by John Davis of Sydney during approximately 1985.

 It was purchased to provide steam for a Simpson Strickland 4x8x5 compound marine engine which was to drive a large steam launch.  Unfortunately the project never saw the light of day and the engine was sold.  The boiler was used occasionally to steam the engine for interested viewers at my house in the large shed in the back garden, fired both by diesel burner, then later on, by dry timber.

The boiler was always maintained full of treated water and generally under a vacuum between firings, and is in as-new condition internally.

Total heating surface, approximately 28 square feet.

Working pressure,                  120 psig, (8 bar)

Main steam branch                1. 1/4 BSP

Auxiliary branch                      1/2   BSP

 

DIMENSIONS.

Height to base of funnel                                 40.5 inches

Length, excluding fittings                               30 inches

Width overall                                                  25 inches at base

Weight                                                                        Approx.  200 kg.

Funnel diameter                                             7 inches

Grate area available                                       16”x 22” = 2.4 square feet.

Located in Freemantle Western Australia

Geoff Atterton:  gatterto@bigpond.net.au

   

 

 

YORK   compound engine for sale       SOLD December 2013

.  New, finest workmanship with make-up and air pumps. 

Only run on air to ascertain performance. 

 

 

Bolton 17      SOLD January 2013

Single cylinder steam engine. Bore 3” and 3 7/8” stroke with Stevenson link reversing gear complete with drawings.

 

 

"Freya"              SOLD

Beautiful 17ft River Launch

Built in 1999 by Bob McLeod

Cedar strip plank hull with fibreglass skin

Single cylinder 2  3/8  ” x 2 Ό ”, reversing, condensing and feed water heating.

5-6 knots at 250 rpm maximum 8-9 knots

Vertical fire tube boiler 61 x 1” copper tubes, 14 sqft heating surface natural Draught 100 psi working pressure

Scotch crank donkey pump for boiler feed

Complete with registered trailer

 

SIMPSON STRICKLAND ENGINE    SOLD NOVEMBER 2012

Engine number 1183, date of manufacture 1892.

Details: 4” X 8” X 5” stroke, compound, shown in SS catalogue as Fig. 2 23 ihp at 150 psi.

 This beautiful engine is in original condition with all fittings including feed and air pumps.

It was originally purchased new from Simpson Strickland & Co Ltd. by a NZ steamer operator but had very little use before finishing up as a display engine at the Wanganui Technical College in 1902 until purchased by a collector.

The present owner purchased the engine in 1984 with the intention of placing it in a suitable hull, but this project never got off the ground and the engine remained grounded for occasional steamings.

 

Jasmin    Sold Jan 2013

20’ Epoxy/ply lap strake launch.  12.5mm marine grade ply epoxy bonded clinker.

Warrego 3”x4” piston valve single cylinder 5HP steam engine by Strathsteam of Goolwa S.A.

Boiler: Blackstone/Yarrow design, all copper except steel tie bolts & end caps on main drum.  HS 16.6 sq ft.  Volume 30 litres.  Condensate return 54 l/hr.  Condensing feedwater system with backup freshwater storage tank. 

Full length solid roof canopy with full storm covers.  Canopy lowers for storage & travel.  Plumbed Windermere piping, whistle & blowdown tube.  Electric navigation & internal lighting. 

Fitted Storage:  Briquette hopper & fresh water (drinking). 

16” x 22” bronze propellor

“Premier” galvanised steel trailer (12m reg) with over-ride brakes.  Total weight 1.5 tonnes. 

Built and supplied by Strathsteam in 1999 to single owner.  Full maintenance and complete log books. 

   
   
   

This site was last updated 09-Nov-2017