Name: NO RUSH

Home Port: Bellingham, Washington

Owners: Art Miller

Hull:

  • type: catamaran
  • when purchased
  • when launched: 2004
  • hull builder: owner
  • material: wood
  • LOA: 15.75'
  • LWL: 15.75'
  • beam: 7'
  • draft: 0.4'
  • capacity: 3
  • speed: ? (my guess is about 2-3 knots)
  • weight: 800 lbs. (give or take)

Other: The two hulls are plywood over wood frames. The owner's website (noted above) has some excellent photos of the hull under construction.

 

Engine:

  • type: simple
  • year built: 1999
  • builder: owner
  • number of cylinders: one
  • bore & stroke: 2" x 2"
  • valve type(s): "D" slide
  • ihp: ~1
  • rpm: 500-700+ (depends on load)
  • reverse type: gearbox
  • condenser type & size: none (planning air condenser)
  • vacuum: none

Other: The owner constructed the steam outboard from scratch.

 

Propulsion:

  • dia. & pitch: 13" x 16"
  • # of blades: three
  • material: brass
  • make: owner
  • RH or LH: LH
  • shaft size: N/A
  • steering: outboard
  • auxilliaries: paddles

 

Boiler:

  • type: water tube
  • builder: Russ Karns
  • year built: 2005
  • bhp: n.a.
  • operating pressure: 120 psi
  • gauges: one
  • overall size:
  • # & size of tubes:
  • Heat.Surface: 10 sq.ft.
  • economizer HS: yes
  • superheater HS: none
  • fuel: wood
  • grate area:
  • stack dia. & height:
  • pump type: single cylinder hand pump
  • injector type:
  • tanks: 2x 10 gallon removable water tanks

Additional: The present boiler is "borrowed". The "new" boiler is being designed by the owner's father who is a boiler inspector at the local oil refinery, . The engine will exhaust up the stack to provide induced draft.

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