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


Our quarterly journal - issued free to all members

Funnel 176 – Spring 2018. 


Funnel 176  is about to come crashing through your mailbox: or should do if you are an SBA member. 

If you’re not a member how can you possibly survive without this colourful 96 page journal dedicated to steamboating, with its wealth of current and historic material of direct interest to steam boaters?

Once again, Funnel comes to you with news, comment and an assortment of features - including a major contribution from John King on weldless boiler designs – together with the usual host of interesting pictures letters and stories provided by members and others.

This edition comes with something extra: John Richardson’s topical index to help you find that elusive information or article you vaguely remember from a few years back.

Additionally, January saw the first 100 editions of Funnel available on the web to members courtesy of the very considerable efforts of Simon Maltby. Simon has, incidentally, written up the story of how he did it. This entertaining feature highlights ingenuity necessary but sadly arrived too late for inclusion in Funnel 176 - but it’s already on pages in preparation for the Summer edition!


Contributions should be sent to: Mark Rudall (Honorary Editor) -

Copy Deadlines

Spring/March issue:
31 January
Summer/June issue: 30 April
Autumn/September issue: 31 July
Winter/December issue: 31 October

Please submit all material
as early as possible!



For more Funnel contents, see the Cumulative Index.


Copy should ideally be sent in Word format. We publish to an 84pp A5 format so simply send straight Word files of the text and pictures as separate (rather than embedded) jpgs.

Photos and scanned drawings should be at 300dpi - i.e. JPGs saved as high quality.  

You can now also submit articles, letters and members' adverts from this website.


Small adverts for steam related items are printed free of charge to members and on a one-off basis to other individuals at the Editor's discretion. Photos may be included if space permits.


For commercial advertisements email

Many items published in Funnel are the personal opinions of the contributor and therefore may not necessarily reflect SBA policy.

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