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Linda J

FOR SALE: 21 foot Steam Launch Linda J.
    HULL: 21'LOA x 6'Beam, Beckmann, fiberglass, 2,800 lbs.
    ENGINE: Semple 3" + 5" x 4" Compound built 1996, slip eccentric rev.. 18" x 24" prop.
    BOILER: HWT, 1/2" tubes, 48 sq.ft. H.S., oper. press. 150 psia, built 1994, bio-diesel.
    Lots of extras including solar panel for battery charging.
Asking $18,700.
    Steve Morrison
    telephone: 520-909-1290


small 3x3 bottle engine

*  Height: 25” to top of cylinder
*  Intake: 3/8” pipe
*  Exhaust: 3/4”
*  A reversing rocking valve engine
*  It has crosshead driven feed pump.
*  Bore is 3”, I think - I have not taken the cylinder head off.
*  Stroke is 3”
   This is the only rocking valve engine I have ever seen. It is obviously factory made but there are no identifying marks anywhere that I can find.
   It is old enough that there are some square head bolts.
Contact: Gene Goebel
telephone: 417-724-2645


FOR SALE: 20' Beckmann for sale:
Turn key steam launch with ten note calliope. Royal scotch boiler self condensing with fresh water storage. Propane Fired. Teel twin piston chain drive pump for makeup water, hand pump, steam injector. Semple SD-34-C steam engine. Ten bronze calliope whistles with 12 volt valves and keyboard, Jorden pressure regulator valve for calliope. Chesapeake Bronze Works three whistle chime with rope operated steam valve. 1985 Kipper B boat Trailer. Two propane tanks with regulator valve. Original Blueprints for engine and boat. Hull bilge hand pump. Propane burner adjusting valves. Heavy Duty canvas cover with liner. Fiberglass/ wood canopy top.
To hear it steam and play go to Chesapeake bronze works steam launch in Utube.
This boat is ready to steam today!
The ten note calliope can be heard up to two miles away over water and ear protection must be worn.
Photos can be seen on Ebay, search: steam launch.
Offered at $18,400.00 or best offer
Contact: Jonathan King, Rock Hall, MD, email:


FOR SALE: Dean Merrill 3-1/4”x 6” x 5” Compound Steeple Marine Engine, 46” tall, 18” wide, 24” long and approx. 450#. Includes feed water pump, lubricator, u-joint shaft coupler, and a 0-250# solid brass Lonergan Steam gauge. Free crating and transport to shipper (YRC). Pick up in Tacoma and receive a $150.
Contact: Ted or Carole
telephone: 253 223-2667 cell; 253 566-3843 evenings


Beckmann Super HWT-25 Water Tube Steam Boiler (24” x 20 x 26”, w/38 tubes). Set up for wood. Still in Original Crate & Free Lonergan 0-250# solid brass steam pressure gauge. Located in Tacoma.   $5895.
Also available Reflex gauge and 4 chime brass whistle.   $450 ea.
Contact: Ted & Carole


FOR SALE: Tortoise, 38.5' counter stern steam tug. Twin screw with Tiny Power 3454 compound engines, Bryan D650-S water tube boiler, new in 2001. Hull - 15mm Okume plywood over 2" x 6" fir frames. 1 HP Tiny Power double simple driving a 12v alternator. Full galley with refrigerator, sink, propane stove/oven, 100 gallon fresh water, head with 70 gallon waste tank. Moored Columbia River near Portland, OR.
For additional info visit: HERE or contact the owner.
Asking $ 27,500.
Contact: Dave Larson, 503-887-4222.


20+ pipe calliope  
    This 20 whistle unit plays recorded songs with a touch of a button or you can play using a keyboard. A great feature if you're operating your steam boat by yourself:
    20 brass whistles, precision made, tuned to the note,
    20 steam/temperature rated brass valves,
    25 note keyboard allows for expansion.
    My smallest, ten note unit is on my Beckmann steam launch mounted on top of boiler at forward end.
AVAILABLE NOW: Bestek Calliope upgrade Controller with the following features Use your I Phone, IPad, Computer, or android to operate up to 96 notes. Unlimited song base , all wireless system stand alone as a Wi-Fi.
    Midi controller designed for this application,
    2gb SD storage removable card,
    Song title display,
    Instantly record songs from your keyboard.
    WIRELESS Control : allows you to choose songs or pause/play.
    All cables plug in included,
    Up to 21 notes can played with this unit, so if you want more notes, there is no need to change the controller. Just add more valves and whistles, connect wires to the terminal strip.
    Standard 1/2 inch npt for valves. Connect wires to the appropriate note on the terminal strip, plug in the 12 volt supply, choose a song and it plays....
TO HEAR IT PLAY -- I have a few videos posted on youtube, copy and paste into your browser:
Contact email:


Rustad's Stuff

Item 2) Lunkenheimer large bronze bulls-eye sight feed with needle valve for central lube system - 3/8 NPT shiny, nice display item.
Item 3) Small brass sight feed with tubular glass and needle valve - brass, 3" tall, 1/4 NPT connections.
Item 9) Small bronze gear pump, used as feed pump on S.L."Lucifer" many years ago - this was procured from Semple, Probably an Oberdorfer pump. Set up with 4 check valves to pump in either direction of rotation.
Item 10) BIG WHISTLE mfg. by Crane Co.- single note, 4"dia. bell, integral valve with lever, 1-1/4"pipe connection, Bronze base and 4"dia. bell. As is
$200, more if polished.
All prices negotiable & all items are at the residence in Edmonds, WA.
Al Rustad
telephone 425-744-4575


WANTED: Purchase steamboat/launch with lines similar to SAN JOAQUINE, NARRAGANSETT or CATALYST. West Coast preferably and in good running order.
Contact: Jon Kirchanski
telephone: 360-434-5977

wanted lubricators

WANTED: My father and I are looking for a lubricator similar to what is shown in the pictures above for the Doty compound that's going in my father's project. We would like to find one with somewhere around 10 outlets. I'm sure some could be doubled with a "T" or plugged if necessary. Would you happen to be in possession and willing to part with something of this nature or perhaps know someone who might?
Wesley Harcourt
telephone: 530.416.1776


FOR SALE - Price reduced!
US NAVY Model "M" compound steam engine, 5-3/4" + 12" x 8". The infamous US Navy "bassackwards" engine - LP cylinder is located at forward end.
$ 8,000 US Funds
Contact: Please ... serious inquiries only.
telephone: 360.202.4649


Mike Brown Engine Mike Brown 2 cylinder horizontal engine, 3 HP
* The bore is 1.625 inches. The stroke is 2.25 inches.
* The crankshaft diameter is 5/8 inches.
* The flywheel diameter is 7.5 inches.
* Steam intake .25 inch pipe, exhaust .25 inch pipe.
* Maximum rpm is 700
* 17 inches long
* 13 inches wide
* 8 inches high
* approximately 65 pounds
More info HERE
$ 2,000 OBO
telephone: 417.778.6171

Peter Bouley Boiler 3.5 horsepower Peter Bouley boiler, set for wood
$ 6,000 OBO


Nice single cylinder FOR SALE: Single Cylinder engine.
2.4" bore x 4" stroke with Stephenson reversing; operating pressure at 120 psi. Made of steel (not painted). Length = 380mm x Width = 200mm x Height = 615mm, weight = 85lb (38.5kg0. This engine has sealed bearings at all moving points. Comes with a 10" pulley, spare piston rings, packing gland and high temp "O" rings.

Price is $ 2,500.00 US plus shipping

For more pictures or questions email me at:


Truscott Lines

Authentic Truscott design, never surpassed in stability, grace, ease of propulsion or beauty. From an original Truscott Company hull, these lines and offsets document the exact shape. The 24” by 36” print’s drawing and tables contain the necessary information for those that want to build their own COMPROMISE steam launch hull. This can also be used to scale the hull up or down in size as well as produce a half model. The 24” by 36” print with its drawing, lines and tables postpaid is:
$35.00 in the U.S. or $40.00 internationally.
More information at pearlengine or in the Nov/Dec 2010 issue of Steamboating Magazine.


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