Bills steamboats - The S.L Mobi
The S.L. Mobi The S.L Mobi is a Selway Fisher design, with the boat, boiler and engine all made in…
The S.L Mobi is a Selway Fisher design, with the boat, boiler and engine all made in Bills shed in Tuncurry. When the new boat is finally steaming, S.L Mobi is being donated to the local museum in Tuncurry (Great Lakes Museum).
Built in 1997 from plans of an Irish Lakes steam driven workboat circa 1890.
Hull – Indonesian Kauri, solid planks, clinker design, copper roved to Spotted Gum ribs. OAL 17.’
Engine – 1.5 HP, double acting piston valve with single reversing eccentric. Hull speed 3.5 knots.
Boiler – Copper 3 drum water tube – working pressure of 95 psi.
Propeller – Home cast aluminum 5 blade – 12” diameter 20” pitch.
Local Tuncurry (Wallis Lake) boat.
The photos in the gallery are in random order therefore a structured progress of the boat build.