Tecumseh

 

Hull 

GRP, built 2002, Paul Fisher Indian Runner design, LOA 179, LWL164, Beam 51", Draft 19, Wheel Steering, Decks and Interior in Varnished Teak.

Engine

Ritchie 6A comp, 21/4 x 4 x 3, SV, SLRG, 2tfc, 2cbs, Xhead driven fp and air pump, keel cond, 5HP at 480 rpm.  Bought semi completed from Alex Ritchie in 1986 then finished by owner in Hong Kong over the next 2 years.

Boiler

Built 2003 by owner in Christchurch, 3 drum Blackstaff / David Beale type WTB, steam drum 6 OD x 24 long, mud drums 3 OD x 24 Long, 14 x OD copper WT coils, hs 19.63 sqft, grate area 1.13 sqft, hand fp, coal, 150 psi.

Propeller

3 blades 16 x 25 bronze, 1 SS shaft.

Other

New launch, the second of three hulls taken from the 3-part mould, which the owner had commissioned in Christchurch.  Fitted out and steam plant installed by owner 2002/3, first steamed Nov 2003.

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First Launching