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"Odile"

30ft Gas fired Steam Launch built circa 1910

  • Peter Freebody River Craft
  • Peter Freebody River Craft
  • Peter Freebody River Craft
  • Peter Freebody River Craft
  • Peter Freebody River Craft
  • Peter Freebody River Craft
  • Peter Freebody River Craft

  • Length30ft
  • Beam6ft
  • Draft2ft
  • HullPrincipally karo sea pine and larch planking on oak timbers
  • DecksTeak
  • InteriorTeak
  • Powered by1 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.
  • Year of buildC. 1910
  • LocationHurley
  • Price£120,000

Details

"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 rebuilt before being refitted with her Belliss steam engine. Further recent renovation works took place in 2012, and her upholstery was renewed during 2015.  

Her fuel source 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.

 


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