foot motor whale boat converted to steam in 1964. This is a best conversion we
have seen to date.
Historic wooden hull boat built in 1944, superstructure added on in the 1964
conversion, with very nice workmanship.
This boat sleeps two and has a galley with sink and two burner cook-top;
enclosed head with Chemical toilet. Electric lights, Fathometer, vhf radio and
other amenities - all powered by batteries and a small steam driven alternator.
A fold out table in the aft cockpit.
Boiler has been replaced with a 75 square foot oil fired insulated boiler by
King Bros of Portland Oregon. The ASME code Winslow type water tube boiler
produces 300+ pounds per hour at 150 psi.
engine is of the compound type (two cylinder) that can be run as double simple
when you need extra power. The engine is 3" + 6" at 4.5" at 150 psi which will
turns the shaft at 320 RPM. This engine has been rebuilt in 1995 with very few
Boat has been repiped in 1995 and includes gauge board, water cooled condenser,
emergency hand feed pump, tachometer, mostly copper and brass piping, very nice
smoke stack and brass whistles, running lights. The propeller is 23" diameter
with 34" pitch.
will not find a steam boat this complete on the market very often.
$30,000. Located at the Hesston Steam Museum, Hesston Indiana. For
history and more photos
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