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Specification

Built: 1927 at Amels yard in Makkum Netherlands..

Length: 25.6m Beam: 4.7m Draft: 1.25m Air draft: 3.40m, 59 Gross Tons
Hull: Riveted steel
Engine: DAF 1160 180hp six cylinder diesel, the original engine was a Kromhout, M-3 25-8-1927 40pk
Bow-engine: DAF 630 120hp six cylinder diesel driving a 'Boterman' 360ยบ rotating bow propeller
Registration: British SSR 134203 and ENI no: 140 00016
First registration Leeuwarden L1728N 19 september 1927, 91,860 ton, Johannes Timmerman
Also Rotterdam  R8337N 9 september 1931, 89,382 tonG. Timmerman


Helm

The helm is of modular design, neat and easy to modify if required. Currently most of the labels are still in Dutch. On the lower right corner you can see the joystick for controlling the bow thruster. Instruments are Navman throughout and consist of VHF radio, GPS plotter, electronic fluxgate compass, depth and speed log.

Helm

Engine room

The engine room is under the sun deck and also houses fuel tanks for propulsion, heating and generator.

Engine room

Engine room

Hull

The hull is of riveted steel and shaped with traditional curved lines.

Rudder and prop view

Hull

Bow thruster

In the fore-peak is an unusual bow thruster which is a 120hp DAF six cylinder diesel driving a 'Boterman' 360 degree rotating bow propeller - all remote controlled from the helm with a joystick!

The lower right hand picture shows the inlet and outlet with the rotating vanes of the outlet towards the bow. The inlet has a screen to stop bicycles and bricks being sucked in.

Bow thruster

Bow  thruster

 
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