The Steamboat Association
of Great Britain

to foster and encourage steam boating and the building, development, preservation and restoration of steam boats and steam machinery

to stimulate public interest
in steam boats
and steam boating

to promote high standards
of workmanship,
safety and seamanship


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  Issue No. 174 : Autumn 2017  

Front Cover
The elegant 15hp Lifu inspired engine built by Kevin Slater and installed in Mike Bell's new launch 'Michelle'
Information Pages
Down the Speaking Tube
Dick Bradford: A Tribute
News (Out & About)
Summer Rally Reports
The Queen visits Scotland
'Talisman' on Queensland's Mary River
Hull efficiency
Packing
The Foliac Graphite saga
Bagging Coal
Glyn Lancaster Jones and the Lune Valley Boiler
Sam Says - Factors in engine speed
Steamboats in Tunnels
114 years old and very much alive: SS Daniel Adamson
'Iris' - A Steamboat manqué
Para Handy's Apprentice
Letters
Poet's Corner
A 'blow your eyebrows off' auction gem
Small ads
Boats for sale
The SBA Winter Weekend
SBA clothing and merchandise

  Issue No. 173 : Summer 2017  

Front Cover
The 'Consuta' crew enjoy an English summer day
The SBA Winter weekend
Information Pages
From the Chairman's desk
Down the Speaking Tube
Obituaries (Maldwin Drummond, Richard Howard and Tom Peebles)
AGM Report
Securing the heritage
Consuta's HLF award
Thames briefing
Misc. news
'Osprey' - the full story (Meredith Greiling)
Trials (Roger Calvert)
Hot air engines in boats (Andrew Hall)
Silent, efficient oil burning in a VFT (Peter Tait)
The power to keep going: Building a PMA (Andy Hopper)
Sam Says - Positioning eccentrics (Sam Wilkinson)
Restoring a 2nd class torpedo boat engine (Brian Smith)
Sailing with Para Handy (Tony Young)
Restoring 'Freshspring' (John Puddy)
TSS Portwey's 90th birthday (Ruth Selo)
Captain Busk & his steam launches (Michael Cone)
Serious sea cruising (Peter Cowie)
Letting off steam: Letters
Boats for sale
For sale/ wanted

  Issue No. 172 : Spring 2017  

Front Cover
Surabaya on the Thames
SBA & Funnel Information and contacts
Down the Speaking Tube
Chairman's meanderings
Remembering
Robin Ford and Cyril Moreman
Rally reports Dartmouth 2016 (Nigel Cooper)
Coventry (Daniel Hutchinson)
Museum update: Windermere Jetty & 'Osprey' progress
Technical
A Northern Irish beauty (B&E Compound (Ryan McClure)
Gasping for breath - Air Pumps (John Maltby)
How NOT to buy and install an injector (Jeff Kenworthy)
A neat front hook (Ian Rutter)
Testing auxiliary batteries (Dick Plumb)
Timely thoughts on trailers (Malcolm Duckett)
Sam Says, plus Sam Wilknson on Fitting
Feed water heaters and economisers (A Birtles/ J Davis)
Historical & general
Thames river steamers (Courtesy Richard Havard)
Hannibal is consumed - steam/ sailing ships (Mark Rudall)
A new restoration: Prince Heinrich(Eckart Christiansen)
Berr & Salt Tablets (John Richardson)
Events update
Letters and Advertisements

  Issue No. 171 : Winter 2016/2017  

Front Cover
'Lizzzeee' at the Southern Model Engineer Exhibition
SBA & Funnel Information and contacts
Down the Speaking Tube
Peter Hollins MBE (Obituary)
News shorts
Shamrock's year (Dot Bullough)
Freshspring secured
PS Waimarie - slipped by traction engine (Steve McClune)
Gladstone commissioned
2016 Events log
Warwickshire Avon odyssey (Mike Jefferies)
Boring cylinders (John Winn)
Ashpan development (RS Hamlett)
Feeding time - pumps (Mark Rudall)
Points of efficiency
Injector problems (Sam Leese)
Emerald: from steam to electric power (Sylvia Rutter)
Steamboat QI
Boiler Treatment (Bill Hall)
Sam says (Sam Wilkinson)
Canopy Corres (Roger Martin & Robert Baker)
Letters
Advertisements
Boats for sale
SBA Merchandise

  Issue No. 170 : Autumn 2016  

Front Cover
'Firebird' on the River Stour in Suffolk
SBA Information and contacts
Down the Speaking Tube
Chairman / Scretary & Membership matters
Rally Reports
           Trent (Chris & Maggie Drake)
           The 'Bluenose' Rally (John Hendry)
           Bewl Water (David Molyneux)
More on the Murray (Derek Cheesbrough)
Picture feature: Those were the days
'Peace' be with you (Mark Rudall)
A blackout and a promotion (John Richardson)
Boiler cleaning (Philip Martino)
Progress on SY Befur
Sourcing materials for strip planking (Dick Plumb)
Sam says... Sam Wilkinson on paraffin burners
Firebird (Robert Baker)
Semi-condensing steamboating (Sam Leese)
Letting off Steam (Letters & comments)
Boats for sale and other advertisements
Old Hackworth's Summer Crossword

  Issue No. 169 : Summer 2016  

Front Cover
Sam Leese aboard SNB Radnor
SBA Information and contacts
Down the Speaking Tube
Secretary's Notes
45th AGM Report
News items
De-mystifying Injectors
The Willans boiler
Retubing 'Arlette'
Beating frost damage
Trailer draw bar extension
Medway mishap
On Combustion...
           Tackling clinker
           'Backpuffing'
           The right coal for 'Flirt'
           Pollution & steamboats
Workshop tips
Computers and boiler design
Stories
           Friday 13th
           Cheryl goes home
Products of Brimscombe Port
Letting off Steam (letters)
Advertisements
Boats for sale
Old Hackworth's Summer Crossword

  Issue No. 168 : Spring 2016  

Front Cover
'Quetzal' under restoration in Cornwall
SBA Information and contacts
Down the Speaking Tube
From the Chair
Membership matters
Thames Traditional Boat Festival
Remembering David Beale
           Hamish Orr-Ewing
A note re. Kariat
A Dutch event at Medemblik
The SBA Winter Weekend 2016
Thames Heritage Boat Museum update
Steamboats and tunnels
Tube Adventures with 'Arlette'
'Beatrice' - one that got away
More on 'Britannia'
Sam Says [forced draught, whistles & weedcutters
A Madeiran Mosquito
'Quetzal' from sail to steam
Almost a gift Horse
Another tale of lost vacuum
Quickie steamboat lights
Steamboat cuisine
More from 'Old Hand'
HA Illingworth's Simpson Strickland review(cont)
Letting off Steam (letters)
Boats for sale
Small ads

  Issue No. 167 : Winter 2015  

Front Cover
Melissa prepares for the water with new owner
SBA Information and contacts
Down the Speaking Tube
Secretray's Notes and n
ew members
From the Chair
Obituary
AGM reminder
Regional notes
Reports: Scotland
                 Dart & Windermere
                 Rutland
                 Australia
                 Lay up event
Boiler test discount scheme
Thames Gems
Narrow boats in focus
Sam Wilinson on boilers
Lauching & recovery
Solar Panels
Richborough: a mystery
Archives: Simpson Strickland (Pt 1)
Update on Windermere Jetty
Letting off Steam (letters)
Book review
Advertisments and boats for sale
Old Hackworth's Christmas puzzle
George Pattinson's Christmas Cards

  Issue No. 166 : Autumn 2015  

Front Cover
Siesta on the Stroudwater
SBA Information and contacts
Down the Speaking Tube
New members
Obituary Graham Ellis
News roundup & event reports
Workshop & Technical
Boiler matters: (inc. CE marking dispensation) 
Philip Martino on crossheads  
John Richardson Building a Southworth pump
Walter Simmons A seriously light launch
Peter McCormick Orinda's fabricated propellor
Picture feature: 'Tern' horizontal engines removed

'Esra' An English steam naval cutter in Turkey
Malcolm Duckett's steam yacht
Sam Says: Ruminations on rudders
Geoff Calvert's
shipboard diary
Travelogue:
Kevin and Gillie Slater in NZ
An SBA profile opportunity?
Brian Smith
on the conservation issue
Letting off Steam
Boats for sale & Steam Chest (Members' ads)
General advertising & resources


  Issue No. 165 : Summer 2015  

Front Cover
A peaceful sunday morning on the Warwickshire Avon
Down the Speaking Tube
Secretary's Notes & SBA Information
New members

Out and About News and members' pictures
Technical Features: a wealth of material including...
Using Loctite, hole saws, coper in boilers
Sam Wikinson on hulls 
Philip Martino on loo doors
Notes on Towing
General Interest Features including...
The ongoing restoration debate
PS Monarch
TSS Earslaw
Murray River paddlers
An engineer on banana boats
Funnel Archive & Who should be in an 1800's engine room
Letting off Steam - Readers' letters
Boats for sale
The Steam Chest
- Members' sales and wants

  Issue No. 164 : Spring 2015    
 Funnel Front Cover
Front Cover
Fell Foot moorings during the Windermere Layup Supper Event
Photo: Francoise Tilley
• Down the Speaking Tube
• New members
• Chairman's Meanderings
• Secretary's notes
• Obituaries
Out and About - Members Photos and News 2014
     Dartmouth Regatta - 2014
     Festival time - Douarnenez 2014
     A Magical Christmas?
     Windermere Layup Rally
     SBA Social at Malvern
Thoughts, ideas plus information about steamboats
     Steam Experience day on Adamant
     Engines of Chimera
     Building the Taylor Twin (part 2)
     Vacuum pumps
     More about Spanners
     Steam oil
From the archives and the past
     The Lorry Driver's Hitch
     Steam Gunboats of WW2
     The 1st Torpedo boats
• Letting off Steam
• The Steam Chest  
 Editorial
 
 
 
 


Rob & Julie Caldwell
Franchise Tilley
Malcolm Duckett
Francoise Tilley
Janet Mills

Philip Martino
Mark Rudall
John Richardson
Sam Wilkinson
Three contributors
Kevin Slater

Archives
Archives

Editor
Readers' Letters
Sales and Wants
  Issue No. 163 : Winter 2014   
 
Front Cover
Steam Tug Kerne in Canning Dock, Liverpool
• Down the Speaking Tube
• Chairman's Meanderings
• Secretary's notes
• SBA Services Ltd notice
• New members
Out and About - Members Photos and News
     Poole Rally
     Coventry Canal Rally
     Trent Rally
     Windermere Rally - and W+vL
     Magic Dragon and a litre of water
     North West Steam Society - photos

Thoughts, ideas plus information about Steamboats
     Building the Taylor Twin (part 1)
     Steam Tug Kerne
     Ice Breaker - Sankt Erik
     Hole Saws
     Spanner sizes
     Gadgets - possible Xmas presents

• Sam Says
• Canal & River Trust users report
• Book Review
• Letting off Steam
• The Steam Chest 
Editorial


Bill Hall


Nick Powell
Philip Martino
Marguerite Calvert
Brian Smith
Ian Rutter
Wolfgang Schlager

John Richardson
Paul Kirkbride
Geoff Whitworth
John Barbard
Steve Bil
Brian Smith
Sam Wilkinson
Keith Ward

Readers' Letters
Sales and Wants
 
Issue No. 162 : Autumn 2014
 
 
Front Cover
A steam/atmospheric outboard at Beale Park..
Photo: Mark Smith

• Down the Speaking Tube
• New members
• Chairman's notes
Out and About - Your Photos and News 2014
- Beale Park Boat Show (photos) 
- Steam Outboard Competition 
- Steamboating News 
- Bewl Water Rally 
- Clyde Puffer Holiday
• Thames Heritage Boat Museum
• Steam Yacht Ena
Thoughts, ideas and information about steamboats
- The Ort-To-Go steam outboard 
- Musings 3 
- Telsa Turbines 
- Duchess of Argyl (photos)
More from the past
- Paddle Steamer - Prince of Wales 
- More tales about an up and downer
• Sam Says
• Letting off Steam
• The Steam Chest
Editorial

Mark Rudall

Editor
Felicity Palmer
Various contributers
David Molyneux
Becci Robinson
Brian Smith
Warwick Turner

John Barnard
Philip Martino
Jeff Kenworthy
Joan Desborough

John King
John Richardson
Sam Wilkinson
Readers' Letters
Sales and Wants

 
  Issue No. 161 : Summer 2014
 
 
Front Cover
SBA Trent Rally 2013.
Photo: Francoise Tilley's entry in the AGM photo competition.

• Down the Speaking Tube
• General news items
• Secretary's notes
• New members
Out and About - Your Photos and News 2013
- AGM business and photos
- SL Equinox
- SY Ysolt - Istanbul Museum
Thoughts, ideas and information about steamboats
- More thoughts about Hull design
- Pinnace 199 boiler retubing completed
- Cutter No.26 - Albert
- Musings 2
- New Boat - SL Bluebell
More from the past
- The fate of SS Queen of the Broads
- Up and Downers
• Sam Says
• Book Review
• Letting off Steam
• The Steam Chest
Editorial




Editor
Earl Morse
Mike Sommers

John King
Martin Marks
Janet Mills
Philip Martino
Eileen and John Wallace

Richard Cox
John Richardson


Readers' Letters
Sales and Wants
   
Issue No. 160 : Spring 2014 
 
 
Front Cover
Steam launches moored on the Belle Isle jetties 2013
Photo: 

  • Down the Speaking Tube
  • General news items
  • Chairman's Musings
  • New members
Out and About - Your Photos and News 2013
- SBA at the Dart Regatta 2013
- Puffing a Wey
- France without Tears
- Why Consuta didn't make it to Lechlade
- Malvern SBA Social
- Sandown Model Engineer Exhibition 
Thoughts, ideas and information about steamboats
- The Steam Outboard competition
- Sailboat with a steam outboard
- The Surveyor and Surveys
- Screw extractor, boat launching and more
More from the archives
- "DesVignes" Germania and more
- Look Back - photos 40 years ago
  • Sam Says
  • Book Reviews
  • Letting off Steam
  • The Steam Chest
Editorial




Nigel Coomer
Mark Rudall
John & FrancoiseTilley
Lyn Smith
Mark Rudall
Trevor Jenkins

Kingsley Robinson
Russ Karn
Ian Coope
Several contributors

Archives before 1900
Various sources



Readers' Letters
Sales and Wants
 
Issue No. 159 : Winter 2013
 

Front Cover
Medway Queen afloat at the Albion Dock Bristol.
Photo: Bob Stokes
•     Down the Speaking Tube
•     General news items
•     Chairman's and Secretary's comments
•     Membership - New members
•     Out and About - Your Photos and News
     -     River Dart Festival
     -     Steamboat Events 2013
     -     Steam launch Bramble goes West
     -     French Affair
•     Thoughts, ideas and information about steamboats
      -     Boat Launch Tamer (boat recovery)
      -     Sprite - Steam outboard
      -     First Impressions
      -     Kingswear Castle
      -     SS Freshspring - 2nd part
 
•     More from the Archives
      -     The Trend of Steam Yacht Building
      -     The Steam Lifeboat 
•     Sam Says
•     Book Review (Locomotive Boilers)
•     Letting off Steam
•     The Steam Chest
News and Views




Janet Mills
Several Contributors

Francois Tilley
Stuart Russell

Kevin Slater
Brian Lee
Rob Lemon
John Barnard
John Puddie

Archives  c1900
SBA archives - John King


Readers' Letters
Sales and Wants
 
Issue No. 158 : Autumn 2013
 

Front Cover
Steam, Smoke and Speed - A race start with
the umpire on board Consuta during the
Henley Women's Regatta.

Photo: Mark Smith
•     Down the Speaking Tube
•     General news items
•     Chairman's and secretary's comments
•     Membership - New members
•     Out and About - Your Photos and News
     -     The Beale Park Boat Show
     -     Photos of the Coventry Canal Rally
     -     Lake Whatcom steam boat meet (photos)
•     Thoughts, ideas and information about steamboats
      -     The first trial of SL Aurelia
      -     Engines of Sandra
      -     Michelle - What! not another Boat?
      -     The building of S.L. Flirt
      -     An Oil burner for a steam launch
      -     Work progress on Pinnace 199
     
-     SS Freshspring - during RFA years
 
•     More from the Archives
      -     The 1st Steamboat Register?
      -     The Steam Yacht Zaida  
•     Sam Says
•     Transport Trust Awards at Brooklands
•     Letting off Steam
•     In memory of David Harding and Derek Brown
•     The Steam Chest
News and Views




Brian Smith
Philip Martino

Wolfgang Schlager

Andy Hopper
Ian MacAlphine
Mike Bell
Rob Hamlett
John Hodgkinson
Martin Marks
John Puddie

Archives - Roger Calvert
SBA archives - John King


Readers' Letters

Sales and Wants
 
Issue No. 157 : Summer 2013
 

Front Cover
Roger Mallinson working on Shamrock
Photo: The Shamrock Trust
•     Down the Speaking Tube
•     General news items
•     Meanderings from the Chair
•     Membership - New members
•     SBA Business
•     News
     -     Windermere Museum
     -     SBA AGM report in pictures
•     Out and About - Your Photos and News
     -     Shamrock
     -     A new Steamboat
     -     My Steamboat Project
•     Thoughts, ideas and information about steamboats
      -     The History of the ST Mayflower
      -     Kingswear Castle
      -     More on Balance
      -     An interesting engine rev counter
•     More from the Archives
      -     Vamoose
      -      1st Steamer - Yarmouth   
•     Sam Says
•     Letting off Steam
•     The Steam Chest
News and Views





Charlotte Upton

The Editor

Dot Bullough
Andrew Hopper
Lars Hansen

Keith Ray
Press report - Archives
Paul Malpas - Archives
R.L. Hamlett

Archives
Archives - John Gibbs

Readers' Letters
Sales and Wants
 
Issue No. 156 : Spring 2013
 

Front Cover
SBA Windermere 2012 - A picnic at Wray Castle
Photo: Lyn Smith
Down the Speaking Tube
•     General news items
•     Hon. Secretaries Notes
•     Membership - New members
•     SBA Business
•     Rallies - SBA
     -     Milford have Estuary Rally
     -     The reduced Trent Rally
     -     Windermere - Lay up 2012
     -     Bristol Harbour Festival
•     Out and About - Your Photos and News
     -     Re-visiting Home Waters (France)
     -     Unexpected Encounter
     -     S.S. Barking at thet Diamond Jubilee
•     Thoughts, ideas and information about steamboats
      -     Auxiliary Power for Mazappa
      -     Other news from members
      -     Development of a Monotube boiler
      -     Feed pumps
      -     Trouble with a 6a - let buyer beware
•     More from the Archives
      -     About Balancing of Engines
      -     Steam Yacht Amazon
•     Book Review
•     Sam Says
•     Letting off Steam
•     The Steam Chest
News and Views





Nick Powel & John Puddy

Roger Calvert
Richard Bartrop
Gillie & Kevin Slater

Francoise Tilley
John Tilley
Bob Partis

Adrian Birtles

Jeff Kenworthy
Wally Mounster
Geoffrey Stephenson

Archives
Archives
John Gibbs

Readers' Letters
Sales and Wants
 
Issue No. 155 : Winter 2012
 
 
Whippet a new 30ft steam launch owned by Edward Thring  in action at the SBA Windermere Rally
Photo: Lyn Smith
•     Down the Speaking Tube
•     General news items
•     Hon. Secretaries Notes
•     Membership - New members
•     SBA Business
•     Rallies - SBA
     -     Worcester Cruise (Droitwich Doggerel)
     -     Coventry Canal - Steam Narrow Boats
     -     Poole Rally Report
     -     Puffing A Wey
     -     Bristol Harbour Festival
•     Out and About - Your Photos and News
     -     Magic Dragon
     -     A Wet Steam Summer

•     Book Reviews -      possible Christmas presents?
Thoughts, ideas and information about steamboats
Passing Wind - a steam hydroplane
More from the archives
Early steam launches of Alfred 'Yarrow
•     Sam Says
•     Letting off Steam
•     The Steam Chest
News and Views





Liz Donnelly
Philip Martino
Peter Tunbridge
Mark Rudall
Gordon Macadam

John Schofield
Janet Mills


John De Mott

Archives

Readers' Letters
Sales and Wants
 
Issue No. 154 : Autumn 2012
 
 
Mosquito in action, May 2012
Photo: Mark Smith

Down the Speaking Tube
General news items
Hon. Secretaries Notes
Membership - Obituaries - New members

Memories - Geoff Newton

Rallies - SBA
* Steamboats on the Stroudwater
* Steamboats sighted in Wales
* St Ives rally report
Out and About - Your Photos and News
* The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant   
* Goring & Streatley Diamond Jubilee
* Diamond Jubilee party - Henley
* Beale Park Boat Show
* Steamboating at 8,000ft above Sea
Thoughts, ideas and information about steamboats
* Too hot to Handle?
* Gauge Glasses
* Car top steamboat - a problem solved
* Boiler Lay-up
More from the archives
* Steam Launch Ariel - built 1863
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest
News and Views



Several contributors


Mark Rudall

John & F Tilley

Malcolm & Louise Duckett


Adrian Birfles/Jeff Dickenson

Editor
Editor

Photos
Brenda &John Winn


John Gibbs

Sam Wilkinson

Mike Robinson

Ian Coupe


Thornycroft archives

Readers' letters
Sales and Wants

 
Issue No. 153 : Summer 2012
 
 Front Page
Steam tug Portwey close to Tower Bridge - photo by S L Portwey Trust.
Down the Speaking Tube
General news items
Secretaries Notes
Obituary
Rallies - SBA
* AGM - some details
* Thames Event
Out and About - Your Photos and News
* Pinnace 199
* Portwey
Thoughts, ideas and information about steamboats
* Building a steamboat
* Steering
* Electrics on steamboats
* Making a flag staff
* Boiler retubing
More from the archives
* A tale of two queens - African Queen
* A Cygnet steam outing in 1973
* Steam Yachts - Arlette built by E.L.Comfort
Sam Says
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest
The SBA Calendar of Events 2012
News and Views




Editor
Joan Desborough

Martin Marks
Barrie Saunderson

Sam Wilkinson
Peter Cuthbert
Ian Rutter
John Gibbs
Philip Martino

Tony Cundick
David Abrahams
Brian Smith
Sam Wilkinson
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants


   
Issue No. 152 : Spring 2012
 
 Current Issue
Steamboat moorings during River Dart Regatta - photo by John Puddy.
Down the Speaking Tube
General news items
Secretaries Notes
Obituary
Rallies - SBA
* Dartmouth Regatta * SBA activities
* Forth and Clyde Canal
Out and About - Your Photos and News
* 39th Lees Mills steamboat meet
* Steamboating in France - Sorte No 21
Thoughts, ideas and information about steamboats
* Noisy engines - more cures that worked
* Steaming Gillaroo at Windermere
* Development of an Oil Burner
* A "Riding" Cut off Valve
* About boilers
More from the archives
* About the classic film - African Queen
* Steam Yacht Varuna
* Steamboating in the late 1940's
Sam Says
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest
The SBA Calendar of Events 2012

News and Views




 
John Puddy

Tony Young


John Winn

John Tilley


Dick Bradford

David Hubbard

Jeff Kenworthy

Ian McAlpine
Sam Wilkinson


Editor
Amy Wing Quigley - Pete Cuthbert

Archives - ME
Sam Wilkinson
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants


 
Issue No. 151 : Winter 2011

Current Issue
SBA boats moored by Evesham Bridge - photo by Lyn Smith.

Down the Speaking Tube
General news items
Secretaries Notes
Rallies - 2011;-
* SBA Event - St Ives
* Evesham Cruise
* Windermere Rally
Out and About - Your Photos and News;-
* Daugledau Reconnaissance
* A Lock Too Far!
* From St Ives to Cambridge by steamboat
Thoughts, ideas and information about steamboats;-
* Hasty a canal steam tug
* I did it my way - building a steamboat
* It pays to advertise - my first steamboat
More from the archives;-
* Steamboating 100 years ago - from a "Model Engineer" of 1911
* About Superheat - from "Funnel" No 79
Sam Says
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest
The SBA event Calendar for 2012 (provisional)

News and Views
 
 
 
Andrew Hobbins
Bill Underwood
Chris Davis
 
Paul Miller
Liz Donnelly
Jeff Dickenson
 
Philip Martino
John Gibbs
David Hubbard
 
 
Rick Jarvis
Sam Wilkinson
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants

 
Issue No. 150 : Autumn 2011

Current Issue
SBA fleet at the Head of the River Beaulieu 2011 - photo by Mike Bell.

Down the Speaking Tube
General news items
New Members
Secretaries Notes
The Queen's Diamnond Jubilee
Forty Years Ago - what they said in the first issue of Funnel
Newspaper clippings - the Datchet Rally 1970
Steamboating at Beaulieu - reprint from the Steam Man 1971
Steamboats at Beaulieu 2011 - photos
Windermere Steamboat Museum
Return to Mayenne
Steamanemia - River Yarm
The Story of SL Brunel
Out and About - Your Photos and News;-
* Comment and photos - various boating activities
* Photos - Beale Park Boat Show
* Photos - Henley Royal Regatta
Cygnet Update
More from the archives;-
* The Willans Boiler
Sam Says
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest

News and Views
 
 
 
Mark Rudall
 
 
 
Mike Bell
LAT
John Tilley
Mick Rutland
Brian Lee
 
 
 
 
Brian Smith
 
ME - Kyrle Willans
Sam Wilkinson
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants

 
Issue No. 149 : Summer 2011

Front Cover
Winning AGM photo by Mark Smith of John Winn in Chimera.

Down the Speaking Tube
General news items
New Members
SBA AGM -2011
Peter Frost
Robin Wallice Sims
Tribute to Robin
Boatyard and Backyard News:-
* Winter work on Consuta
* Shamrock news update
* News about Lydia Eva
* Lady Heather has a transplant
* A steam driven workshop
SBA Thames Rally - 2010 and more
Magic Dragon - Maiden Voyage
Rebirth of SL Puffin
Area news - South East Region
Strength of Expanded Cunifer Tubes
More from the archives:-
* SY Monsoon and Miss Fisher
* The Thames Datchet Rally - 1970
Sam Says
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest

News and Views
 
 
Editor
Bob Fenton & Hugh Mothersole
Howard Wallace Sims
Brian Smith
 
Editor
Dot Bullough
Tony Furlong Osbourne
Alan Philpot
Wolfgang Schlager
Brian Smith
John Schofield
Nick & Roger Powell
Peter Brennan
John King
 
Ian Rutter
Richard Bartrop
Sam Wilkinson
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants

 
Issue No. 148 : Spring 2011

Front Cover
Archive photo of a steam launch leaving Cookham Lock.

Down the Speaking Tube
General news items
New Members
SBA Calendar 2011
The SBA Rally Scene - 2010
* Windermere
* Ireland
* Layup Supper
Windermere Museum Update
How to get Steamboating
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
* Varnishing
* Steering
* Retubing a boiler
* Automatic stoker
About Pressure Gauges
More about Castings
Memories of Salter's Steamers
About Gazelle
Sam Says
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest

News and Views
 
 
 
 
Malcolm Proud
Ken Dawson
Peter Hammond
Jeanette Edgar
David Hubbard
 
John Gibbs
Peter Stephenson
Brian Smith
Wally Mounster
Peter Southworth
Michael Rutland
John Davis
Archives
Sam Wilkinson
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants

 
Issue No. 147 : Winter 2010

Front Cover
Puffin at the SBA Poole Rally.
Photo: John King.

Down the Speaking Tube
General news items
New Members
Book Review
Ian Woollett - Man of Steam
The SBA Rally Scene - 2010
* Coniston
* Bristol Harbour
* Trent
* Poole
* 25th Anniversary of the SBAA
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Magic Dragon
An Engine Indicator
More Reflections on Steamboating
About Castings - a lost art
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest

News and Views
 
 
 
Bob Partis
 
Greg Simpson
Kevin Slater
Ken Dawson
John King
Wally Mounster
 
John Schofield
Eric Saubesty
John Grossman
Sam Wilkinson
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants
 

 
Issue No. 146 : Autumn 2010

Front Cover
Magic Dragon, John Schofield's new half-size Puffer.
Photo: Ian Rutter.

Down the Speaking Tube
General news items
Secretary's Post Bag
New Members
Cygnet - Thornycroft No.9
The Shamrock is reborn
The 2010 Rally Scene
* Beale Park Boat Show Photos
* Broads Rally at Buckenham Ferry
* Avon Rally at Evesham

Boatyard and Backyard Activities
A New Steam boat
A Simple Vacumn Pump
Lizzzeee - part 4
A Steamboat Rally in 1970
The Giffard Steam Injector
Navigation and Tides
Sam Says
SBA Auctions
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest

News and Views
 
Peter Cuthbert
 
Brian Smith
Trefor Milns
 
The Editor
Malcolm Gwyn-Thomas
Malcolm Gwyn-Thomas
 
John Olsen
John Dines
Trevor Jenkins
The Editor
The Editor
Sam Wilkinson
Sam Wilkinson
Peter Cuthbert
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants
 

 
Issue No. 145 : Summer 2010

Front Cover
Cygnet at Turks auction 12th April.
Photo: Mark Smith.

Down the Speaking Tube
General news items
Secretary's Post Bag
New Members
AGM matters
ABV rally in 2009
Boiler Feed Water Regulators
The Condenser Rule Book
The Shamrock Trust
The Heritage Steamboat Trust
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Archive photos
Out and About
* More about Lizzzeee
* 2009 Social Seminar - Clevedon
* Chantilly 20th Cruise in France
More on Rudders
Sam Says
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest
SBA Calendar for 2010

Editorial
 
Peter Cuthbert
 
 
Julian Garratt
Paul Eaton
Tim Hollins
John Griffiths
Brian Smith



Trevor Jenkins
Barbara & John Winn
John Tilley
William Weidner
Sam Wilkinson
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants
 

 
Issue No. 144 : Spring 2010

Front Cover
Picnic at Wray Castle boathouse
Photo: Simon Maltby

Down the Speaking Tube
General news items
Secretary's Post Bag
New Members
Shamrock Appeal
Windermere Museum
The Rally Scene
* A Warm Welcome at Saul
* Lees Mills Rally
* Trent Rally
* Thames Rally 2009
Pipefish - The Steam Yacht - conclusion
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
SY Gondola -150 years on Coniston
So you want to go around corners
Out and About
* More about Lizzzeee
* Reflections on Steamboating
* Steam in the Wilderness
* The right of reply to 'A night to Remember'
Sam Says
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest
SBA Calendar for 2010

Editorial
 
Peter Cuthbert
 
Editor
Frances Snowden
 
Mark Rudall
John Winn
Peter Cuthbert
Sylvia Rutter
John King
 
Dennis Whittacker
Peter Cuthbert
 
Trevor Jenkins
John Crossman
Wally Mounster
Ruth Walker
Sam Wilkinson
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants
 

 
ISSUE NO. 143 : Winter 2009

Front Cover

Down the Speaking Tube
General news items
Secretary's Post Bag
New Members
The Rally Scene
* Cambridge Rally 2009
* SBA Ireland Rally 2009
* Bristol Harbour Meeting
* Steaming around the Salcombe Estuary
* Basingstoke Boating Club Rally
The Lagom Story
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Out and About
* A trip round Cardiff Bay
* Dresden's Paddle Steamers
* A Night to remember
Hints and tips
* More about Cleaners
* Penetrating oils, how good are they
Pipefish - The story of a steam yacht
Sam about Safety
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest

Editorial
 
Peter Cuthbert
 
 
Peter McCormick
John Winn
Tony Dunn
Jacki Eschbaecher
Ken Challice
Martina & Klaus Buldt
 
 
Paul Millar
Sir Neil Cossons
Mark Rudall
 
The Editor
Lloyd W. Bender
John King
Sam Wilkinson
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants

 
ISSUE NO. 142 : Autumn 2009

Front Cover

Down the Speaking Tube
General news items
Secretary's Post Bag
New Members
Mariamne, our first steamboat
Steamboating on Windermere in June
The Beale Park Boat Show
Yarm Gala - June 2009
Sir Walter Scott - 110 years of service
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Out and about:-
* Steam Dredger at Gloucester
** Port Soy Gala
*** River Thames, at Henley
Medway Queen - the restoration starts
Sam Says (Answers your technical queries)
Simpson Strickland advice about boilers
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest

Editorial
 
Peter Cuthbert
 
Trevor and Gina Jenkins
Editor
Editor
Malcolm Proud
Roger Martin
 
 
Editor
Roger Martin
Editor
Brian Goodhew
Sam Wilkinson
Archives
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants

 
ISSUE NO. 141 : Summer 2009

Front Cover

Down the Speaking Tube
Secretary's Post Bag
New Members
AGM
SBA Rules for attending SBA events
Dora a 1904 Steam Yacht
Selecting Steam Engines for Launches
Making a propeller
Windermere Twinning
Restoration of Preana
The Story of Senta
Polishing and Cleaning
Picture Gallery of the SBA AGM
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Steam ship (small) and other steam News
The Consuta System in Aviation
Sam Says
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest

Editorial and News
Peter Cuthbert
 
Tony Dunn
Committee
Glyn Lancaster Jones
Sam Wilkinson
Saun Butcher
Bill Hall
Wally Mounster
Roger Calvert
Brian Smith
 
Members' contributions
 
Archives
Sam Wilkinson
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants

 
ISSUE NO. 140 : Spring 2009

Front Cover

Down the Speaking Tube
Secretary's Post Bag
Tribute to Roger Goodchild
New Members
Blackstaffe Letters
Making Feisteen a Torpedo Boat
Windermere Museum update
2009 - Two SBA Events
All about the SBA Thames event
The Dart Rally 2008
In the foot steps of Napoleon
Pictures of the Broads Rally 2008
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
About Oil Wicks and Gauge Glasses
The Heritage Steamboat Trust
Sam Says (Answers your technical queries)
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest

News and Views
Peter Cuthbert
Iain Hopkin
 
Raymond MacMahon
Archives
Lakelands Arts Trust
 
Lyn Smith
Colin Rudall
John Tilley
Ken Dawson & Phil Webster
Members' contributions
Peter Cowie
The SBA Trust
Sam Wilkinson
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants

 
ISSUE NO. 139 : Winter 2008

Front Cover

Down the Speaking Tube
General news items
Secretary's Post Bag
New Members
Derrick Mills
Kariat carries a royal passenger
Feisteen
Sarthe
Poole Harbour Rally
Nordsteam
Windermere
DDV Anniversary Rally
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
The Affordable Steam launch Hull
Booking a boiler inspection
Sam Says (Answers your technical queries)
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest

News and Views
 
Peter Cuthbert
 
many tributes
John Power
archives
Stuart Russell
John Gibbs
Tony Young
Jeff Dickenson
John King
 
John King
David Beale
Sam Wilkinson
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants

 
ISSUE NO. 138 : Autumn 2008

Front Cover

Down the Speaking Tube
General news items
Secretary's Post Bag
New Members
Obituaries
Telsa Turbine
The Wonderful steam launch Ellide
A Limey Abroad
The steam canoe Taniwha
Fond memories of the past
Trent Two
The Beale Park Boat Show (pictures)
Ullswater Yacht Club 50th Anniversary
Steamboat Stern Gear - photos
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Crankshaft Construction
Steam powered boiler Feed Pump
The Demon - the last flat iron gunboat
Sam Says (Answers your technical queries)
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest

News and Views
 
Peter Cuthbert
 
 
archives
archives
Mark Rudall
Mike Robinson
Janet Mills
John Tilley
 
Mick Rutland
Brian Smith
 
John Maltby
Richard Parker
Rob Buckel
Sam Wilkinson
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants

 
ISSUE NO. 137 : SUMMER 2008

Front Cover

Down the Speaking Tube
General news items
Secretary's Post Bag
New Members
Meet the boiler inspectors
Starting the Restoration of the John H Amos
Steam speedboat Ceros II
Paddle Steamers of the Solent
Mischief - 23ft Naval Cutter 438 conclusion
Phaeton - The first 25 years
AGM report with pictures.
SBA at the Palace and other ME shows
News from Windermere
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
The Babcock WT boiler
Engine internal oiling
Sam Says (Answers your technical queries)
Letting off Steam
SBA Event Declaration and The SBA Disk
In The Blood
The Steam Chest

News and Views
 
Peter Cuthbert
 
Peter Cuthbert
Martin Stephens
archives
 
Tim Hollins
Christine Monkhouse
Rob van Es
John Gibbs
Frances Snowdon
 
two contributors
two contributors

Sam Wilkinson
Readers' letters
Peter Cuthbert
Peter Tait
Sales and Wants

 
ISSUE NO. 136 : SPRING 2008

Front Cover

Down the Speaking Tube
Secretary's Post Bag
Membership news
New Members
SBA Seminar at Clevedon
The 'Nirimba' to 'Grace' metamorphosis
A brief history of the HSL's
A look at the archives
Beryl of Avon
Mischief - 23ft Naval Cutter 438 (first part)
SBA Windermere Rally
SBA at the Dartmouth Regatta
Chantilley in France
SBA Thames Rally
Maid of Scrap
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
European Events
Cylinder Lubrication - An Engine Oil pump
Sam Says (Answers your technical queries)
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest

News and Views
Peter Cuthbert
 
 
Richard Knott
Mark Rudall
Peter Davison
 
Lord Strathcona
Tim Hollins
Julian Garratt
John Puddy
John Tilley
Joan Desborough
Chris Doughty
 
Stuart Russell
Wally Mounster
Sam Wilkinson
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants

 
ISSUE NO. 135 : WINTER 2007

Front Cover

Down the Speaking Tube
Secretary's Post Bag
The end of another SBA Boating Season
New Members
AGM 2007 Report
Bristol Rally
Boating on the Monty
Rally News
More about the LIFU Burner
Book Review - The Basingstoke Canal
Windermere Steamboats craned out
Ondine: An English-French boat
SBA at the IWA Rally, St Ives
Canal de Nivernais, May 2007
Back to Bucklers Hard
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Steaming Home
Sam Says (Answers your technical queries)
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest

News and Views
Peter Cuthbert
Richard Havard
 
Maureen Goss
Richard & Evelyne Mitchell
Maggie Ellis /Chris Bushnell
Two contributors
Brian Smith
Adrian Birtles
Frances Snowden
Eric Saubesty
Ken Dawson
Jeff Dickinson
Roger Calvert
Several contributors
Bob Partis
Sam Wilkinson
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants

 
ISSUE NO. 134 : AUTUMN 2007

Front Cover

Down the Speaking Tube
Secretary's Post Bag
New Members
Eccentric who me?
Book Review (Steamers of Loch Lomond)
A Voyage on the VIC 56
A Diminished Trent Event
FT Barker of Stockton-on-Tees
Hiram Maxim's Steam Aeroplane
More thoughts on boiler feed pumps
Windermere Steamboats - progress report
Thames Traditional Boat Rally (pictures)
Pluto undefined a new steam launch ...
The Naughty Boys Windermere Event
Pictures of the Beale Park Boat Show
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
SBA Services Report
Sam Says (Answers your queries)
Requirements for attending SBA events
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest

News and Views
Peter Cuthbert
 
Peter Tait
 
Rupert Lodge
Julian Garratt
archive
archive

Paul Eaton
Lakelands Arts Trust
Ivor Slee
John King
Lyn Smith
Mark Smith
Several contributors
David Beale
Sam Wilkinson
SBA Committee
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants

 
ISSUE NO. 133 : SUMMER 2007

Front Cover

Down the Speaking Tube
Secretary's Post Bag
New Members
Rüdi Misuhberger
More Burning Experiences
GJA Kitchen and the Lune Valley Eng. Co.
Pumps and Injectors
Making an Economiser
Updates from the AGM
VIC 56 - The Last Steam Coaster
Stockholm international Boat Show with the SÅP
Montage of some Steamboating Magazines
Steamboating - South Island New Zealand
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Saving the Lydia Eva
Wet Whistle
Sam Says (Answers your queries)
Stories from the Past
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest

News and Views
Peter Cuthbert
 
Robin Wallace Sims
Dick Bradford
Archive
Brian Smith
Paul Eaton
 
Rupert Lodge
Åke Wahlinder
 
John Beauchamp
Several contributors
Laurence Monkhouse
Paul Eaton
Sam Wilkinson
Tony Dunn
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants

 
ISSUE NO. 132 : SPRING 2007

Front Cover

Down the Speaking Tube
Secretary's Post Bag
New Members
Windermere Steamboat Museum - the beginning
Windermere Steamboat Museum - the future
Dunkan
Manufacturing a Steam Siren
Isle of Wight Rally
SBA at Benson - Thames Rally
Dartmouth Regatta 2006
Steam Tug Portwey
Chantilly strikes her colours
Boat Protest at Goring Lock
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Engine Feed Pump Problems
Sam Says (Answers your queries)
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest

News and Views
Adrian Birtles
 
David Ayers
 
Francoise Tilley
Peter Cowie
Peter Tunbridge
Daphne Fisher
Gail Salway
Barrie Saunderson
John Tilley
Lyn Smith
Several contributors
David Ayers
Sam Wilkinson
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants

 
ISSUE NO. 131 : WINTER 2006

Front Cover

Down the Speaking Tube
Secretary's Post Bag
New Members
Up the Ouse and Down the Ure
Maiden Voyage of ST Barking
Steam Atomising Oil Burners
Salcombe
Broads Rally
Trent Valley Sailing Club, 2006
Swedish Summer Meeting at Mariefred
31st Windermere Week
Poole Harbour Rally
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Steam Outboard Version Two
Fire! Fire! Fire!
Sam Says (Answers your queries)
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest

News and Views
Adrian Birtles
 
Ian Whatley
Bob Partis
Paul Eaton
Fiona Van Es
Roz and Mike Willis
Laurence Monkhouse
Stuart Russell
Geoffrey Simpson
David Beale
Several contributors
Wally Mounster
Dangerous incidents
Sam Wilkinson
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants

 
ISSUE NO. 130 : AUTUMN 2006

Front Cover

Down the Speaking Tube
Secretary's Post Bag
New Members
Pride and Prejudice
Trailer Talk
Receiver Charging Valve (Doble)
Shiplake To Lechlade
European Report
The Launching Ceremony
The Witch of Endor is launched
The Wilkie engine
Beale Park Boat Show and TTBR photos
History of an unfinished project
Sunny Scotland
Boatyard
Rally on the Somme
Boiler Tube Heat Transfer
Sam Says (Answers your queries)
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest

News and Views
Adrian Birtles
 
Phil Webster
Sam Wilkinson
Paul Eaton
Dick Bradford
Stuart Russell
Howard Wallace Sims
Peter Cowie
 
Lyn Smith
John Marrison
Hamish Rankine
 
compiled by Stuart Russell
David Beale
Sam Wilkinson
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants

 
ISSUE NO. 129 : SUMMER 2006

Front Cover

Down the Speaking Tube
Secretary's Post Bag
New Members
Nordsteam 2005
Report undefined AGM 2006
Mayenne Revisited
York Compound undefined the Valve Gear
Sam Clogston and the NDC Engine
Perseverance’s Finest hour!
Photos from the AGM 2006
Lady Elizabeth
Vintage SBA undefined photos from the past
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
London ME Exhibition
Combustion of Coal
Sam Says (Answers your queries)
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest

News and Views
Adrian Birtles
 
Richard Hayne
Malcolm Gwyn Thomas
John Tilley
Paul Eaton
David Durward
Geoffrey and Eileen Simpson
 
Jonathan Leech
 
 
John Gibbs
Rob Van Es
Sam Wilkinson
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants

 
ISSUE NO. 128 : SPRING 2006

Front Cover

Down the Speaking Tube
Secretary's Post Bag
New Members
A Beginner’s Steamboat
On the Road with lola
Beaulieu
There be Dragons
Book Review
SBA Thames Rally
Loch Ard
Steamboating in Australia
Dartmouth Regatta
The Sidmouth Social
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Gemlin’s Pot Burner
More Statistics undefined Oberon
Sam Says (Answers your queries)
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest

News and Views
Adrian Birtles
 
François Malatier
Richard Hayne
Janet Mills
Robin Wallace Sims
Editor
Lyn Smith
Heronimous Boom Crotch
Terry Lance
Rob Van Es
Mike and Liz Bell
 
Michael Bass
Brian Smith
Sam Wilkinson
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants

 
ISSUE NO. 127 : WINTER 2005

Front Cover

Down the Speaking Tube
Secretary's Post Bag
New Members
SBA AGM undefined 2005
Trent undefined Twice Visited
SBA Bristol Rally
Scottish Rally
SS Freja undefined Sweden
Kariat at the Fleet Review
Lees Mills Steamboat Meet
The Circulating Pump
Lake Murten
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
SBA Windermere Rally
SBA Speed Trials undefined Windermere 2005
The Cochran Boiler
Boiler Corrosion
Sam Says (Answers your queries)
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest

News and Views
Adrian Birtles
 
Iain Miles
Bill Hall + Mark Brett
Malcolm & Gwyneth Yeomans
Gudmund Friis Jorgenson
Roger Martin
John Power
Richard Hayne
Peter Cowie
Migges Glazer
 
Brenda Beveridge
Brian Smith
David Beale
Mike Robinson
Sam Wilkinson
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants

 
ISSUE NO. 126 : AUTUMN 2005

Front Cover

Down the Speaking Tube
Secretary's Post Bag
New Members
Hermione takes up smoking
Potsdam DDV Rally
Steam Dreams undefined Iola
Boroughbridge Rally
A Cruise on the Tees
Steam Launch Falcon
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
HLF funding for Lydia Eva
Historic Steamboating Facts
Fusible Plugs
Sam Says (Answers your queries)
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest

News and Views
Adrian Birtles
 
Mark Ruddall
Stuart Russell
Richard Haynes
Malcolm Proud
Peter Wright
Trevor Bone - Alan Davies
 
Press release
Brian Smith
Philip Martino
Sam Wilkinson
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants

 
ISSUE NO. 125 : SUMMER 2005

Front Cover

Down the Speaking Tube
Secretary's Post Bag
An Amusing Tale
New Members
SBA Annual award winners undefined presentations at the AGM
The Steam Skivvies
Ideas on Compounds, Triples and Quads
Problems Manoeuvring Compounds
More on Glacier Bearings
A Monotube Boiler 25 years on
Ten years of Boiler Examinations
The Rescue of VIC 96
One Way to Design a Steamboat
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Condensation in Steam engines
York Compound undefined Pistons and conrods
Sam Says (Answers your queries)
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest

News and Views
Adrian Birtles
 
 
 
Archives
David Bartrop
Brian Smith
Hugh Mothersele
Wally Mounster
David Beale
Martin Stephens
Peter Cowie
 
the late Professor Hall
Paul Eaton
Sam Wilkinson
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants

 
ISSUE NO. 124 : SPRING 2005

Front Cover

Down the Speaking Tube
Secretary's Post Bag
New Members
Isle of Wight Rally
The Royal Dartmouth Rally
SBA Thames Rally
Sidmouth
Jylland - an Historic Danish Vessel
Are Low Pressure Engines Viable
A Tale of Woe (boiler problems)
Firebird’s Birthday
Normandy to Brittany
Frogmore Creek Rally
Colour pages
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Boiler Treatment
York Compound - the cylinder block
Piston valves
A Single-Acting 2¼ + 2½ + 2¼ x 2 engine
Sam Says (Answers your queries)
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest

News and Views
Adrian Birtles
 
Julian Garratt
Dave Biss
Richard Bartrop
Tony Dunn
Bernt Kure
Robin Wallace Sims
John Griffiths
Roger Baker
John Tilley
Rob van Es
 
 
Stuart Gray
Paul Eaton
Sam Wilkinson
Charles Brocklebank
Sam Wilkinson
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants

 
ISSUE NO. 123 : WINTER 2004

Front Cover

Down the Speaking Tube
Secretary's Post Bag
Obituaries
New Members
Robin on the Rother
Danish Visit
SBA Llangollan Rally
Boat Launching Tips
She May be Good to Look at but
Kingdon's Rotary Engine
Thoughts about Superheat
Thru the Eye of the Tiger (ASBA Rally)
SBA Windermere Rally - 2004
Bertie
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Problems with Stainless Steel
Sam Says (Answers your queries)
Practical Ideas
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest

News and Views
Adrian Birtles
 
 
Howard Wallace Sims
Gudmund Friis Jorgensen
Rosemary Milns
Ken Dawson
Peter Cuthbert
Archives
John Davis
John Shoebridge
Philip Rumney
John Findlay
 
from Peter Frost
Sam Wilkinson
David Beale
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants

 


ISSUE NO. 122 : AUTUMN 2004


Front Cover

Down the Speaking Tube
Secretary’s Post Bag
New Members
Reaching my limits
The Development of Nokomis
Analyses of the performance of Consuta
Posting Funnel
SL Charlotte
The Caldon Canal Rally
The Ten to Four Club and a Wedding
The Cotswold Canals
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
York Compound - the crankshaft
Safety
Metallic Gland Packing
Practical Ideas
Sam Says (Answers your queries)
Flash Boilers (the SBA definition)
Efficiency
Book Review
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest

News and Views
Adrian Birtles
 
Mace Coleman
Bill Hall
Brian Smith
Roger Calvert
Compiled by the editor
Bill Underwood
Lyn Smith
Cara Lowe
 
Paul Eaton
 
Sam Wilkinson
 
Sam Wilkinson
Adrian Birtles
A.D. Griffiths
 
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants

 


ISSUE NO. 121 : SUMMER 2004


Front Cover

Down the Speaking Tube
Secretary’s Post Bag
New Members
Sidmouth
AGM
Working with a WhirlWinn
A Steam Outboard
Performance of a 21-Foot Launch
Fast Steaming in the Fens
Steam Launch Memry
Ida af Tisnaren
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
An Engine’s Public Debut
A French journal, called “La Nature”
Hats off to Henley
Practical Ideas
Asbestos
Safety Issues
Sam Says
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest

News and Views
Adrian Birtles
 
Janet Mills
Julian Garratt
Ian Whatley
Wally Mounster
Jim Daley
Gordon Chesterman
L. McDonald Schetky (Mac)
Lennart Thörneil
 
Peter Cowie
Comment on archive material
Sylvia Rutter
 
Sam Wilkinson
Malcolm Gwyn-Thomas
Sam Wilkinson
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants

 


ISSUE NO. 120 : SPRING 2004


Front Cover Down the Speaking Tube
Secretary's Post Bag
New Members
How I became a Steamboater
The Building of Elpenor
Searching for the most economical speed
SBA at the River Dart Regatta
Shannon
Derwent Water, a sailor's lake
Steamboating Miracle
Colour Pictures
The Steam Tug Portwey
A Day Out on Shieldhall
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Making a York Compound undefined part 3
Practical Ideas
Tug of War
Testing Monotube Boilers (a personal view)
The Steam Boat Insurance Scheme
Sam Says
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest
News and Views
Adrian Birtles
 
Roger Davies
David Ayers
Jim Daley
Felicity Guild
Bill Hall
David Young
Roger Goodchild
 
The Portwey Trust
Norman Godfrey
 
Paul Eaton
 
Robin Ford
Geoff Wolfe
Adrian Birtles
Sam Wilkinson
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants
 


ISSUE NO. 119 : WINTER 2003


Front Cover Down the Speaking Tube
Secretary's Post Bag
Welcome to New Members
A Weekend of Experiences
Brecon and Abergavenny Canal
Full Circle
Who pulled out the Plug
Steamboating Tales
28th Windermere Rally
Les Vapeurs
Canals, Wheels and Lochs
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Making aYork Compound - part 2
Practical Ideas
A New Engine Designed for Garlandene
Ships for the Nation
The Next SBA Register
Corrosion protection of Steam Plant
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest
News and Views
Adrian Birtles
 
Gudmund Jorgenson
Stuart Russell
John Tilley
Ken Challice & Mr. Grubby
Steve Lowe
John Griffiths
Julian Garratt
Ken Elliott
 
Paul Eaton
 
Phil Moore
 
Bob Shearer
Paul Prince
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants
 


ISSUE NO. 118 : AUTUMN 2003


Front Cover Down the Speaking Tube
Secretary's Post Bag
Welcome to New Members
SBA Broads Rally
20th Birthday of the DDV
A Celebration on the Wey & Arun
Salcombe Festival - 2003
Lyn’s Steamboating Diary
Australian Newsletter
New Zealand River Steamer
Fast Single-handed Steam-Launch
Colour Picture page selection
Making the York Engine - Babbitt bearings
Practical Ideas
More LIFU Burner Experiences
Charcoal - the King of Fuels
Bearings reprint from Steamboating News 1987
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest
News and Views
Adrian Birtles
 
Laurence Monkhouse
Ivor Slee
Everett Leeds
Ken Challice
Lyn Smith
Rob Browne
Archive
Archive
 
Paul Eaton
 
Garth Allan
John Davis
H.K. Anderson
 
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants
 


ISSUE NO. 117 : SUMMER 2003


Front Cover Down the Speaking Tube
Secretary's Post Bag
Welcome to New Members
The Future of Funnel
SBA AGM 2003
Brandenburg - September 2002
S.L. Vulcan
A Visit to New Zealand
Kariat comes Home
A New Condenser for Adamant
A Special Day out on Consuta
Colour Picture page selection
Simpson Strickland
Oiling firing with a LIFU Burner
Steamboat Insurance and Passenger Carrying
Practical Ideas
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest
News and Views
Adrian Birtles
 
Adrian Birtles
Crosshead
Richard Heise
Alan Salisbury
Wally Mounster
John Power
Philip Martino
Brian Smith
 
Archive undefined Brian Hillsdon
Brian Smith
Adrian Birtles
 
 
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants
 


ISSUE NO. 116 : SPRING 2003


Front Cover Down the Speaking Tube
Secretary's Post Bag
Welcome to New Members
Our Anniversary Cruises
Canal de l'Este
Broads Regional Rally - River Yare
Dordt in Stoom - 2002
Sidmouth Social 2002
If you gamble on a Schilling
An end of Season Extravaganza
SBA Newsletters from the 1970's
Cranks, Bed plates and Brasses
Colour Picture page selection
Computers and Steam
Cunifer as a Boiler making Material
An Engine Indicator for the SBA
Practical Ideas
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest
News and Views
Adrian Birtles
 
Hazel Bregazzi
John Tilley
Ian Crombie
Geoffrey Simpson
Peter Hollins
Mike Bell
Gudmund Friis Jørgensen
Archive
Sam Wilkinson
 
David Eager
John King
Robin Wallace Sims
 
 
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants
 


ISSUE NO. 115 : WINTER 2002


Front Cover Down the Speaking Tube
Secretary's Post Bag
Welcome to New Members
A Blue Bird on a Budget
Steam on the Stour - twice
River Trent Rally - 2002
The SBA Windermere Rally
The Dart Steam Rally
Loch Awe - 2002
Steaming the New York Barge Canal
The SBA River Thames Rally
Colour Picture page selection
Steamboats on the Kingsbridge Estuary
Indicating Shieldhall's engines
Storage of Steel Boilers
Annabelle II - a new boat project
Practical Ideas
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest
News and Views
Adrian Birtles
 
Colin Rudall
Hugh Mothersole
Trevor & Chris Scott
Buffy Robinson
Eileen Simpson
Gudmund Friis Jørgensen
Mace Coleman
June Proudlock
 
Rob Van Es (archive)
Robin Wallace Sims
David Beale
Mike Bell
 
 
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants
 
ISSUE NO. 114 : AUTUMN 2002

Front Cover Down the Speaking Tube
Secretary's Post Bag
Welcome to New Members
A beginner's Experiences of Steamboating
Salcombe
ABV Rally - Nort sur Erdre
River Avon Cruise
News from Australia
The SBA at the opening of the Falkirk Wheel
Llangollen Rally - 2002
Medway Rally
Colour Picture page selection
Steaming the Harris chain of lakes
The launches of Edwin Clark - pictures
Elidir's first leak
Practical Ideas
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Silkie's New Boiler
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest
News and Views
Adrian Birtles
 
David Moore
Trish and Mike Rogers
Eric Saubesty
David Higgins
Rob Browne
Roger Martin
Bill Hall
Ian Whatley
 
Mace Coleman
Archives
Robin Wallace-Sims
 
 
Gudmund Friis Jørgensen
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants
 


ISSUE NO. 113 : SUMMER 2002


Front Cover Down the Speaking Tube
Secretary's Post Bag
Welcome to New Members
The SBA Technical Committee "report on the
use of copper for steamboat boilers"

AGM report and photos
The Scott Still steam/diesel engine
Beyond the Taylor engine fitted to Grayling
Do it yourself crankshaft manufacture
Steam Life Boats and Hydraulic Propulsion
Thoughts on indicating a steam engine
Steam Narrow Boat President
Colour Picture page selection
Three Historic Vessel Restoration Projects
A Uniflo Steam engine
Practical Ideas - Machining Stephenson links;
clean funnel exhausts; wet ashpans; screw extractor;
steam sirens; boiler treatment; blower control

Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Review of Creative Marine Products
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest
SBA Calendar for 2002
News and Views
Adrian Birtles
 
Preface only
 
David Ayers & Editor
Geoff Whitworth
John Maltby
Peter Cowie
Archive
Reg Lindop
David Powell
 
 
David Ayers
 
 
 
 
 
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants

.
 


ISSUE NO. 112 : SPRING 2002


Front Cover Down the Speaking Tube
Secretary's Post Bag
Welcome to New Members
SBA Trophies
Steam Narrow Boat
The SBA at Dartmouth
Cruising the Rhone
Recipe for a tasty event - Ouse Rally
The annual Trent Rally
 
Rostock 2001
Scottish Steamboating Scene
The SBA Sidmouth Social
A Fast Steam Cutter
The Windermere Nautical Trust
Colour Picture page selection
Amaryllis II
Practical ideas on Engine Building
Re-tubing Adamants WT Boiler
Ideas - The Chain
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest
SBA Calendar for 2002
News and Views
Adrian Birtles
 
Les Gorton
Philip Martino
Mary Miles
John Tilley
Francoise Tilley
Chris & Elizabeth Pearson
& Chris Dorey
John Tilley
Gudmund Jorgensen
Roger Kent
Archive
Diana Matthews
 
William Fuller
Sam Wilkinson
Pilip Martino
Geoff Newton and others
 
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants

.
 


ISSUE NO. 111 : WINTER 2001


Front Cover Down the Speaking Tube
Secretary's Post Bag
Welcome to New Members
The Steamboat Dream
A restored bridge on the Wey & Arun Canal
The Trent Severn Waterway (Canada)
Windermere Rally 2001
The Journey of Nokomis
Laying up Supper 2001
Sassenach Steamboater (Loch Awe)
Steam Pinnace 199 (Treleague)
The Building of Wide-a-Wake
Colour Picture page selection
The Rocket
Pattern making for castings
So you need a propeller?
More on Stop Valves
Safety Issues (Thoughts on UK trailer regulations)
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Practical Ideas
How to centre work in the four jaw chuck
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest
News and Views
Adrian Birtles
 
John Beauchamp
Everett Leeds
C'Anne Anderson
John Gibbs
Bill Hall
Janet Mills
Roger Kent
Peter Tunbridge
Ken Wickham
 
Uffa Uox (archive)
Bill Hall
David Ayers
John Davis
 
 
 
John Winn
Readers' letters
Sales and Wants
 


ISSUE NO. 110 : AUTUMN 2001


Front Cover Down the Speaking Tube
Secretary's Post Bag
Welcome to New Members
The boats of Richard Speas
The SBA on the Basingstoke Canal
ABV Rally on the River Lot
A Nocternal Visit
A Free Weekend
Sam's Engines
A 34ft Herreshoff launch
Colour Picture page selection
The story of Victoria
Choosing the Right Propeller (conclusion)
Oil Burners
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Practical Ideas (some thoughts on boat trailers)
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest
News and Views
Adrian Birtles
 
Richard Speas
Roger Calvert
Judy Cadogan & Peter Cowl
Aaron C. Tsertch
John Tilley
Sam Wilkinson
Chris McMullen
 
John Davis
John King
Geoffrey Simpson
 
Geoff Newton
Readers' Letters
Sales and Wants
 


ISSUE NO. 109 : SUMMER 2001


Front Cover Down the Speaking Tube
Committee News
Welcome to New Members
Steamboating within the Arctic Circle
The Thames Rally 2000   
The AGM   
Building Nokomis   
Mixed metals!  
The voyage of Delamere - 1896   
Digital Read Outs   
Trailers   
Colour Picture page selection
Choosing the Right Propeller   
Fabrication verses Casting   
Monotube boilers   
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Practical Ideas
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest
News and Views
Adrian Birtles
 
Harald Blomstrand
Carol Steggles
Brian Cooke
Bill Hall
Roger Calvert
Archive
John Winn
Roger Davies
 
John King
Sam Wilkinson
Jim White
 
 
Readers' Letters
Sales and Wants
 


ISSUE NO. 108 : SPRING 2001


Front Cover Down the Speaking Tube
Committee News
Welcome to New Members
Trailing Alys
Macclesfield Canal Rally
Lees Mills Steamboat Meet
The Lay-up Supper
German Steam Revisited
Sidmouth (The SBA Social Seminar)
The Steam Launch Arlette (conclusion)
Colour Picture page selection
Brittany again!
Stiletto
The Complete Screw Doctor
Engine Indicators
Book Review
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest
News and Views
Adrian Birtles

Dick Bradford
Edward Thring
John Gibbs
Peter & Jenny Hammond
Tom Macan
Mike Bell
Brian Smith

John Tilley
Archive
John King
Robin Wallace Sims
John Griffiths

Readers' Letters
Sales and Wants
 


ISSUE NO. 107 : WINTER 2000


Front Cover Down the Speaking Tube
Committee News
Welcome to New Members
Second Ullswater Rally
An Apology - The Trent
Windermere 2000
Sarthe Boating Association
The Steam Launch Arlette
Hull Speed and Power (conclusion)
Steaming a Lot
Colour Picture page selection
A Thornycroft Launch
Dalmore and the Loch Awe Rally
To Stop or not to Stop
Thames 2000 and Beaulieu 1978
Boiler retubing Exercise
A Simple Bilge Ejector
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
SL Elizabeth Rose
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest
News and Views
Adrian Birtles

Mike Rutland
John Tilley
Gail Salway
Laurence Monkhouse
Paul Smith
John King
John Tilley

Archive
Bob Smith
Tony Dunn
Tom Macan
Robin Wallace Sims
Bill Hall

Jim Hammond
Readers' Letters
Sales and Wants
 


ISSUE NO. 106 : SEPTEMBER 2000


Front Cover Down the Speaking Tube
SBA Boat Registration Disks
Secretary's Jottings
Obituary
Welcome to New Members
A Tale of Steamboating Madness
The River Medway
Dordt in Stoom
The Salcombe Festival
The Broads Rally
Amateurs de Bateaux À Vapeur (ABV)
Hull Speed and Power
Colour Picture page selection
Simpson Strickland 'Wild Duck'
Oiling with Worsted Trimmings
Pot Burners
Gland Packings
A Cautionary Tale
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest
News and Views
Patricia Milns
Adrian Birtles
 
 
Hedley Piper
Geoff & Pat Newton
Janet Mills
Janet Mills
Ken Challice
Adrian Gowing
John King
 
Archive
Bill Hall
Jim White
Stuart Gray
 
 
Readers' Letters
Sales and Wants
 


ISSUE NO. 105 : JUNE 2000


Front Cover Down the Speaking Tube
Committee matters
Obituary
Welcome to New Members
There's no hurry
AGM Report
The Canal de Bourgogne
Voyage to St Katherine's
A 'Winter Rally' in Australia
A revue of surviving Historic Launches
'On quick launches' Miranda (conclusion)
Slow Learner
A new Boiler for Suilven
Colour Picture page selection
The Baker's Boiler
Oily ideas
A Simple Rev Counter
More on that Simpson Strickland 16 ft
The Steaming Net
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest
News and Views
Adrian Birtles
 
 
Michael Bass
Julia Hopkins
John & Françoise Tilley
Bob Partis
Barry Balchin
Editor & Tim Hollins
Thornycroft Archives
Don Proudlock
Geoff Newton
 
Allan Hurst
Three submissions
John Tiemeyer
Archives
Extracts from the Internet
 
Readers' Letters
Sales and Wants
 


ISSUE NO. 104 : MARCH 2000


Front Cover Down the Speaking Tube
Welcome to New Members
Stop Dreaming and Do It Now!
The Full Monty
The Sidmouth Social
Lady of the Lake
Millennium Madness
News from Foreign Parts
'On quick launches' - Miranda
Colour Picture page selection
Box Boilers
Oscillating Engines
The Steaming Net
Safety Topics
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Letting off Steam
More on Copper and its use for boilers
The Steam Chest
Final appeal for good photos for the new SBA Register
News and Views
 
Bob Smith
Sylvia Rutter
Two points of view
Graham Leach
Pat and Geoff Newton
Rob Browne - Mace Coleman
Thornycroft Archives
 
Geoff Whitworth
John Banard
Extracts from the Internet
 
 
Readers' Letters
Three points of view
Sales and Wants

.
 


ISSUE NO. 103 : DECEMBER 1999


Front Cover Down the Speaking Tube
Obituary
Welcome to New Members
It was all George's fault
Trent 99
Two tales of Windermere Part 1
........................................Part 2
Another first for the SBA - the River Tees
The Royal Dart Regatta
Up the Thames to Lechlade and Beyond
The Story that failed to appear
Bristol Festival
Profile of the late Tony Spencer
Coppernook again
Colour Picture page selection
Planning that next steamboat project?
Bearing loadings and Indicator diagrams
Is there a place for turbines in the SBA?
Accessory review (the camping toaster)
Safety Topics
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest
News and Views
 
 
Richard Havard
David Ayers
Raymond Goss
Maurice Coleman
Maurice Popplestone
Peter Tunbridge
John & Françoise Tilley
Mark Rudal
Tony Dunn
Brian Hillsdon
Rob Browne
 
Archives
Robin Wallace Sims
David Ayers
Adrian Birtles
 
 
Readers' Letters
Sales and Wants
 


ISSUE NO. 102 : SEPTEMBER 1999


Front Cover Down the Speaking Tube
Obituary
Hello to New Members
55 Years of Interest
The River Ouse
The River Weaver
Boats 99
New Zealand Made
The SBA on Ullswater
Bruin II - The final run to Harwich
Dem Ol' Amputation Blues
The Steam Tug Portwey
Our River
Colour Picture page selection
Bearing loadings
Condenseritis and other thoughts
Design & commissioning a new boiler
Monotube boilers
Safety Topics
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest
News and Views
 
 
Frans de Labije
Chris & Laurence Monkhouse
The Crew of Meteorite
Lyn Smith
Ken Pointon
Alan Howarth
Bob Fenton
Mark Rudall
Barrie Sanderson
Archives
 
Steve Lowe
John Hodgkinson
Brian Smith
Alun Griffiths
 
 
Readers' Letters
Sales and Wants
 


ISSUE NO. 101 : JUNE 1999


Front Cover Down the Speaking Tube
Obituary
Hello to New Members
We decided to move onto the Lake District
A toute vapeur on Lake Geneva
Navig'aix 98
Not just a wet weekend at Sunbury
The SBA at Picket Lock Show
SBA AGM 1999
Bruin II - Hamble to Folkstone
Condensed Mouse
The building of SL Working Girl
Colour Picture page selection
A New Boiler for Cherub
Talisker - A two year project
Engine Balancing
Holes and how they are made
Safety Topics
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest
News and Views
 
 
Judy Cadogan
Ivor Slee
Richard Hayne
Lyn Smith
Dick Bradford
Lyn Smith
Bob Fenton
Mark Rudall
Steve Lowe
 
David Beale
Tom Peebles
David Ayers
Sam Wilkinson
 
 
Readers' Letters
Sales and Wants
 


ISSUE NO. 100 : MARCH 1999


Front Cover Down the Speaking Tube
Obituary
Hello to New Members
Editorial Reflections
The SBA and the Web
River Dart Regatta
Dampf Rundum Sud
Bourton in the Bronte Country
The Australian Scene
Ullswater 1998
A Sea Voyage in Bruin II
Colour Picture page selection
Boiler Treatment - The Facts
A New Engine for Woodland Lily
Preservation or Else
Stability - Intuition vs Fact
Modification to the Valve Gear of a 6A
The Windermere Speed Trials 1978 - 1998
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest
News and Views
 
 
The Editors
Bob Shearer
Nigel Westwood
Ivor Slee
Peter Hollins
Rob Browne
Geoff Newton
Bob Fenton
 
John Tilley
Hamish Orr-Ewing
Peter Turvey
Pat Spurlock
John Hodgkinson
Brian Smith
 
Readers' Letters
Sales and Wants
 


ISSUE NO. 99 : DECEMBER 1998


Front Cover Down the Speaking Tube
Obituary
Hello to New Members
From 33,000 tons to 1 ton
The "Anderton Lift" Rally
The Broads
The Bristol Steam Festival
The Windermere Rally
The Basingstoke Canal 1998
Harmless Ramblings!
The Stockholm Steamboat Meeting
Voyage to Oxford (conclusion)
The Restoration of Halcyon
Picture page selection
Simpson, Strickland & Co
A Turbo Blower for Rockabill
TSS Swift
Sorry Beryl
Pumps and all that
Windermere Speed Trials - 1998
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest
News and Views
 
 
John Hodgkinson
John Tilley
Julian Garratt
Judy Cadogan
Tony Dunn
Mark Rudall
Graham May
Richard Haynes
Bob Partis
Roger Kent
 
Archives
David Ayers
Geoff Whiteworth
Phil Webster
Allan Hurst
Brian Smith
 
Readers' Letters
Sales and Wants
 


ISSUE NO. 98 : SEPTEMBER 1998


Front Cover Down the Speaking Tube
Obituaries
Hello to New Members
I Volunteered
The Lancaster Canal Rally
A Hairy Trip to Lowestoft
The SBA Economy Run at Lowestoft
Snippits from Salcombe
The Trent Rally
Dordtrecht
An Australian Story
Hermione Makes a Point
Voyage to Oxford (continued)
Picture Page Section
Turbinia - the discussion in 1897 (conclusion)
Caprice, a 4.4 metre steamer (conclusion)
Steam Jets - the Hole Story
Nanny State
More on George Wall's engine theory
Injectors - a practical design
Steam Consumption Curves
Book Review
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Letting-off Steam
The Steam Chest
News and Views
 
 
John & Françoise Tilley
Everett Leeds
Bob Oldershaw
Robin Wallace Sims
John Hodgkinson
Roger Rent
Richard Haynes
Rob Brown
Mark Rudell
Bob Partis
 
 
John Wallice
John Emmett 
John Hodgkinson 
Robin Wallace Sims
David Beale 
Archives
 
 
Readers' Letters
Sales and Wants
 
ISSUE NO. 97 : JUNE 1998

Front Cover Down the Speaking Tube
Obituaries
Hello to New Members
It goes back a long way
Emerald on Windermere
The Malham Social Seminar
The 1998 SBA AGM
Lot 121
Voyage to Oxford
Turbinia - from a lecture to the INA, 1897
Colour photo centre page (four pages)
176 Hours of Steamboating
Return of the Pheonix
A Simple Propeller Weed Hatch
Caprice, a 4.4 metre steamer
Boiler Test Day
Thermal Insulation
Propellers, Horse Power and Revs
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest
1998 SBA Calendar
News and Views
 
 
Norman Godfrey
Mike Early
Eric Thompson
Lyn Smith
Graham May
Bob Partis
Charles Parsons
 
Richard Bradford
Pat Ireland
John Gibbs
John Wallice
Mark Ruddall
David Beale
Reprinted from Funnel 14
 
Readers' Letters
Sales and Wants
.
 
ISSUE NO. 96 : MARCH 1998

Front Cover Down the Speaking Tube
Obituaries
Hello to New Members
Lest We Forget (White Cross Bay)
The Story of Adelaide so far!
Amaryllis -- from Reading to Bristol
A Visit to the U.S.A.
The 1997 Windermere Rally
Windermere from Base 2
The SBA 1997 Thames Rally report
A New Lock on the River Stour
Layup Supper
The Umpire's launch at Henley Royal Regatta (conclusion)
Indicator diagrams - how and why
Optimise your valve events
Boiler tube trouble
How big does an Airpump have to be?
Injectors don't overheat!
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest
1998 SBA Calendar
News and Views
 
 
Graham Leach
Richard Dunn
William Fuller
Chris & Sue Trueman
Trevor & Gina Jenkins
Lyn Smith
Iain Miles
Peter Frost
Roger Kent
Richard Goddard
Archive
Robin Wallace Sims
John Tilley
Allan Hurst
Brian Smith
 
Readers' Letters
Sales and Wants

.
 


ISSUE NO. 95 : DECEMBER 1997


Front Cover Down the Speaking Tube
Obituaries
A Hello to New Members
Rabbits and "the Word"
Chantilley on La Charente
Bristol
Ullswater re-visited
My lucky day on the Great Ouse
A round trip on the D.S. Blumisalp
The Brest/Nantes Canal and River Erdre
The Dartmouth Double
The Umpire's launch at Henley Royal Regatta
The rebirth of Uandi
Design of high performance steam launches
A 'New' Boiler
A simple expansion valve!
New pumps for Hestia
Piston Valve adjustments made easy
Recent restoration work on Turbinia
End of an Era
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest
News and Views
 
 
John Shoebridge
John Tilley
David Ayers
Mike Rutland
Mike Rutland
Chris Dorey
Sue and Chris Trueman
Ken Dawson
Richard Goddard
David Strong
Brian Lee
Pat Ireland & Roger Lees
George Wall
Raymond Goss
Reg Lindop
Peter Rees
Graham May
 
Readers' Letters
Sales and Wants
 


ISSUE NO. 94 : SEPTEMBER 1997


Front Cover Down the Speaking Tube
Obituaries
A Hello to New Members
How I started Steamboating
Steam on the Nile
Hamble River Rally
The Leeds & Liverpool Canal Rally
Sargasso & Skittles.....
The Trent Rally
Steam up in Flensburg, 1997
The Ultimate Oil Burner?
Injectors
Safety Valves
Pressure/temperature rating of Bronze Fittings
Fat Lady - a novel hull design
60 years ago - a Steam Motor Boat?
The twin screw steam yacht ARROW
The Boat Safety Scheme - and all that
A new ALYS II
Boatyard and Backyard Activities
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest
News and Views
 
 
Robin Wallace-Sims
Peter Hollins
Ken Challice
Jeannie Whatley
John Hodgkinson
Hugh Mothersele
Ivor Slee
John Hodgkinson
Henning Mouritzen
David Beale
Brian Smith
Fred Tilley
Archive
Archive
Adrian Birtles
Dick Bradford
 
Readers' Letters
Sales and Wants
 
ISSUE NO. 93 : JUNE 1997

Front Cover Down the Speaking Tube
Obituaries
A Hello to New Members
A word from our new Hon. Sec.
1997 AGM
The Plenty Family (conclusion)
Towards a National Policy on Historic Ships
Some fast Steam Yachts of 1892
PRISCILLA, Queen of the Estuary
A PC Steam Engine Indicator
CHRYSOPRASE a Gentleman's Yacht
Propellers, when size really does matter.
Battling with the Bureaucrats
The Windermere Lay-up Supper
Boiler Safety
The New SBA Rules
Boat Building Scene
A Rally with a difference
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest
News and Views
 
 
David Beale
Lyn Smith
Stamford Drake
Laurence Monkhouse
Archive
Rob van Es
Robin Wallace Sims
Rupert Armstrong-Evans
Tim Bartlett
Brian Butterworth
Laurence Monkhouse
Adrian Birtles
SBA
 
Rosemary Milns
Readers' Letters
Sales and Wants
 
ISSUE NO. 92 : MARCH 1997

Front Cover Down the Speaking Tube
Obituary (Lesley Kent)
ESF News!
Boiler Design and Operation
Trailer Wheel Bearings
Workshop Ways
The Finnish Register of Traditional Ships
A Common Denominator?
More on Priming
Saturday Night Fever
A Small Monotube Steam Generator
Beginning at Bourton
Thumbs up in Thun
Knocks, Taps and Squeaks
A Magical Outing
A Summer Week in Dartmouth
The Plenty Family, Enginemakers
Letting off Steam
The Steam Chest
News and Views
Janet Mills
David Beale
Sam Wilkinson
David Beale
Don Wells
Harry Lallukka
Brian Butterworth
John Hodgkinson
lain Miles
Jim White
Bill Hall
Ivor Slee
Sam Wilkinson
John Hodgkinson
Steve and Tom Miles
Stamford Drake
Readers' Letters
Sales and Wants

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