Cockatoo

Owned by Bob Quinn from Berowra, Sydney

Hull 

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

Engine

"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.

Boiler

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

Propeller

3 blades 15 x 15" Bronze by Porters

Other

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

For more information contact Bob Quinn

Click on these thumbnails for a larger view

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.