SL Emmamadeline

Owned by Mick O'Shea from Western Australia



23' long 7' beam Elliot Bay Fibreglass Hull


Elliot Bay Steam Launch Co. Triple expansion engine 2 3/4 +4 3/8 + 6 1/2 x 4" built by the owner






I have had a keen interest in steam for many years but not knowing much about it , so when I retired I decided that i should try and build some sort of steam engine.
I tracked down a kit to build a scaled down traction engine. About 40% into the project I was surfing the net and came across the Elliott bay steam launch site , And became 
fascinated with the triple expansion engine ( which by the way I had never heard of ) then decided to start from the top and work my way down to the single engine traction engine.
It has been an interesting project not with out some heart aches .
After receiving the kit and working my way through it I thought what am I going to do with this thing if I ever get it going.
So then along came the Elliott  Bay steam launch.
Now I have a serious project on my hands.
So now 4 years down the track I have nearly completed the Boat , engine ,boiler ,and the trailer is about 50% done. The inside of the boat is fitted out with Huon pine , Jarrah and Cedar . With no particular design in mind 
I made it as you go style.


Hopefully if the weather ever cools down over here I may have it in the water in about 3 months. (written March 2011)

The name of the boat is named after my 2 grand daughters Emma & Madeline.