IndexThe Steamboat Association of Great Britain - STEAMBOAT REGISTER - Edition 8, Sep/12
Icthus
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Owner: G.A. Thorne. (SBA member)
Area: River Thames & Wey Navigation (UK).
HULLOpen launch
Built by Island Plastics Ltd. at Ryde, Isle of Wight.
Fit-out 1989.
LOA: 18' 3", LWL: 17', Beam: 5' 4".
GRP
Originally transom stern, counter stern added by owner during fitting out. White, varnished mahogany decks and interior, tiller steering.
ENGINETwin, 2�" + 2�" x 2".
Built by Geoff Thorne at Staines.
Design: Stuart Turner, Swan.
Valve(s): sv, Gear: SLRG.
fp, double V belt drive to propeller shaft.
BOILERHFT.
Built 1976 by Pontis Steam Plant Ltd. at Cotterstock.
Fuel: coal, Pressure: 100 psi, Grate: 8�" x 11", Heating Area: 20 sqft, Output: 130 lbs/hr.
No.6. Dry back, 18" dia x 24" long, one 5�" dia main flue and 71 x �" return tubes, steel, non-condensing, hand fp. Steam dome added 1988.
PROP3 blades, bronze, 16" x 16�".
Shaft: 1�" SS.
HISTORYFirst launched December 1990 fired on propane, converted to coal mid 1991. Boiler thought originally to be fitted to �THEANSA�.
Data: Reg7.
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