Bluebell

Owned by Greg Jones of Banora Point

 

Hull 

17ft long, 6ft beam, 18" draught Batten seam carvel, originally built Lake Macquarie planked with Queensland Narrow Leaf Wattle. 1930's? (refurbished over last 8 years)

Engine

Single cylinder 2-1/4" bore 2-1/2" stroke, Bremme Valve gear, slide valve, eccentric driven feed pump & air pump, to clear condensate from condenser. Exhaust feed water heater 85 degrees - 90 degrees. Keel condenser 27"hg vacuum.

Boiler

4 drum all copper (3 drum layout with 2 steam drums) Steam drums 4" diameter Mud drums 2-1/2" diameter Downcomers two off 1-1/2" heating tubes 1/2" diameter 47 tubes in 3 rows each side 94 total 13 square feet heating surface.

Propeller

                                    5 blade 12"diameter x 20"pitch 5/8 SS shaft, ball bearing thrust 2 Hardy Spicer type couplings.

Other

 

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