30ft Gas fired Steam Launch built circa 1910 rebuilt extensively during the 1980's by Peter Freebody & Co
"Odile" was first discovered by Peter Freebody, lying in a very sorry state, on the Macclesfield Canal in the early 1980's and was subsequently brought to Hurley where she was extensively rebuilt, before being refitted with her Belliss steam engine.
She differs from most steam launches in that her source of fuel is Calor Gas, making her both convenient and clean to use - steam can be raised in 15 minutes and unlike coal fired engines there is no 'ashing out' to be done at the end of each trip.
"Odile" is extremely elegant and can comfortably seat 12.
She complies with current Boat Safety regulations & carries a valid boiler safety certificate.
Principally Karo Sea pine planking on oak timbers
1 x compound condensing steam engine, built by G Belliss & Co of Birmingham in 1888. Steam is raised using a Bever water tube boiler fired by Calor Gas.
SALOON & INTERIOR:
YEAR OF BUILD:
1910 rebuilt 1980's