SX8751 : Dartmouth Regatta - steamboats

taken 3 years ago, near to Dartmouth, Devon, Great Britain

Dartmouth Regatta - steamboats
Dartmouth Regatta - steamboats
Five of the steamboats that had just been parading in the historic vessel display.
On the left is Halcyon which is a 16'7" open launch fitted out as a steamer in 1981-2. The current engine is a duplex with two 2.25" x 2" cylinders built in 1987 and supplied with steam at 120 psi from a 3 drum watertube boiler built in 1986. She is based on Lake Windermere.

Behind with the green hull is Graculus. This is a 19' 6" open launch built in the 1980s and powered by a 3" x 3" single cylinder engine by Anthony Bever in 1992. The boiler was built in 2003 by TRS Boiler Makers at Melbourne, Derbyshire and is a vertical firetube type pressed to 200 psi.

The red hulled boat at the left rear is Lady Betty. The hull was built in 1951 by W H Holman at Exmouth and is 15' 6" long. The steam plant was installed in 1998 and the engine is an Anthony Bever compound 2" x 3.25" x 2". The boiler was built by Precision Steam at Tiverton and is pressed to 150 psi.

Front right with a white hull is Lollipop. This a Frolic 18 open launch and is 18' long. It was built at Norwich in 2001. The engbie is an Anthony Bever designed compound with cylinder 2" & 3.25" x 2" and built in 2001 by John Weatherall. The boiler is a vertical firetube by Bell Boilers of Gloucester. The boat was completed in 2006.

Last on the right is Bethanne's Rival. This has a single cylinder engine.
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Saturday, 30 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Saturday, 6 September, 2014
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