Owned by Bob Quinn from Berowra, Sydney


GRP, built 1973 in Victoria, Savage "Dolphin", LOA 16, LWL15', Beam 6'6"", Draft 18, Launched in steam 1996


"BEW" (Bob's Engine Works) single 3 x 3 1/4" 2HP @ 420rpm. Designed and built by the owner. Crank, Bearings and flywheel are ex. Mazda Capella, cylinder is fabricated from steel with a cast iron liner.


Strath Steam VFT dry firebox 17.3 sq ft heating surface, grate area 1.2 sq ft. 110psi fired on hardwood or coal


3 blades 15 x 15" Bronze by Porters


Steamed mostly on salt water, fitted with a condenser and hotwell

For more information contact Bob Quinn

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At Toronto April 1996

On Boolambyte Creek, Myall Lakes

The steam plant on launching day Feb 1996

The engine in operation

Launceston Wooden Boat Rally in Feb '08: Cockatoo with engine running awaiting crew

Some of the local Paddlers

Coming along side after a pleasant day out.