The Steam Vessel George Stephenson

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I posted this on the MoBo forum but they dont seem interested in a "Real Quality MoBo"
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http://www.ybw.com/forums/showthread.php?432285-SV-George-Stephenson
 

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They were probably thinking wheres the flybridge?

Splendid proper ship, what was she?

She is a new build, the owner knows every rivet in her. He is very pro British engineering & has all original equipment sourced,refurbished & fitted, even a teaspoon from RMS LusitaniaThe steam engine was made in Gt Yarmouth.
see the links in the MoBo link
 

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Quote:-I posted this on the MoBo forum but they don't seem interested in a "Real Quality MoBo"

To quote Little Ship.
They are only interested in Frozen-Snot on there .:D

A real lovely ship I would love to go aboard her.
 

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Didn't have time to go on board but she is a thing of beauty to behold
 

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Really? I think it's an ugly pastiche, a travesty, using certain features slightly reminiscent of a genuine classic steam yacht.

The topsides are too high, and the funnel too thin, for a start.

Here are some real beauties:

http://www.noholidaynolife.com/2010/04/27/rare-steam-powered-yachts-to-race-may-15-off-san-diego/

Clifford you are a brave man however I do have sympathy for your view having served as a cadet on the TS Glen Strathallan in 1964, Cochrane & Sons KNEW about small seaworthy steamship lines. http://journeymans-workshop.uk/glenstrath.php

Yes see no place for turtleback midships and lack of decent masts and Woodbine Willie stack is very odd particularly with Strick Line funnel colours which was known as a kiss at the front and a c***t at the back.

Ho hum
 

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Clifford you are a brave man however I do have sympathy for your view having served as a cadet on the TS Glen Strathallan in 1964, Cochrane & Sons KNEW about small seaworthy steamship lines. http://journeymans-workshop.uk/glenstrath.php

Yes see no place for turtleback midships and lack of decent masts and Woodbine Willie stack is very odd particularly with Strick Line funnel colours which was known as a kiss at the front and a c***t at the back.

Ho hum
The owner is related to Strick & sought & received permission to use the logo
 

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Really? I think it's an ugly pastiche, a travesty, using certain features slightly reminiscent of a genuine classic steam yacht.

The topsides are too high, and the funnel too thin, for a start.

Precisely my thoughts. Looks like a child's drawing, starting with a sketch of the Yellow Submarine. What a shame to spend so much money and care on such a munter.
 

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I tend to agree about the overall look of the vessel. The workmanship and attention to detail has been squandered on an ugly vessel. I"m more interested in the power plant. Is that a fire tube boiler I see? I'd like to know if it has a turbine or triple expansion reciprocating engine? I wonder how long that engine and boiler room will remain in such pristine condition.
 

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I tend to agree about the overall look of the vessel. The workmanship and attention to detail has been squandered on an ugly vessel. I"m more interested in the power plant. Is that a fire tube boiler I see? I'd like to know if it has a turbine or triple expansion reciprocating engine? I wonder how long that engine and boiler room will remain in such pristine condition.
read the link in the MoBo OP
http://zwitserwmaritiem.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Steam Vessel George Stephenson
http://www.strikstoomboot.nl

The owner has full time crew & is obsessed with British engineering. one of the staff was one of the engineers who installed the machinery & was asked to stop on after she was commissioned.
She will remain spotless.
 

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Thanks for that. I missed the MoBo post. I still think the vessel's a bit of a minger tho', despite it's heritage.
 
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The vessel had to be under 24m to avoid Pro tickets.
the beam got wider in the design stage, to accommodate machinery, from aft of the wheel house is all machinery on all decks. from the side door is accommodation, the 2 ports forrard of the door is the galley & from there the owners suite @ deck level with gusts accommodation below that.
 
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