JACOB

Jacob at Shardlow

LEADING DETAILS

Built by South West Durham Steelcraft * Fitted out by owner * Length: 55ft 3in * Estimated draught: 2fl 4in * Year first registered: 1990 *
Engine: Ruston & Hornsby 2VTH *Berths: 2 * BW registration no 48769 *
Boat Safety Certificate to 2002?

SUMMARY

Elegant much admired tug style narrowboat with vintage engine and comfortable accommodation. Conscientious fit-out is attractive throughout and includes impressive fireplace, glazed cabinets, fiddled shelves, permanent double bed embowered in lace. Also fully lined and insulated compartment extending right under tugdeck. Galley and toilet compartment completely re-fitted in 1999-galley now boasts smart Vanette blue & brass hob & oven; toilet compartment runs full-width across boat's width. Engine room contains smartly presented 1948 vintage Ruston & Hornsby diesel. One private owner from new.

Layout

Bedroom Lounge

 

Engine

ENGINE
Ruston & Hornsby 2VTH diesel

Engine serial number 299460 Engine believed to have been built 1948, re-conditioned 1990 immediately before installation in Jacob

Waterways World magazine, June '94 issue, suggests the following for the 2VT: 2 cylinders, 1.646 litres, 10hp at 1000rpm However this figure may be the engine's rating when first introduced in 1936, and a higher rating (perhaps 15hp at 1,500rpm) might apply to post-war engines.

Engine control by a traditional speed wheel and push/pull gear lever Warning lights for engine faults

Fuel: approx 50 gallons in integral tanks either side of engine beds - with rotary manual pump to 7 gallon 'day' (header) tank.

INSTALLATION, COOLING & TRANSMISSION

Engine solid mounted on oak bearers Transmission via cardan shaft and universal joints to tailshaft with inboard thrust bearing

Cooling is through a sealed skin tank

Vertical exhaust stack with silencer

PRM 160 hydraulic gearbox with 2:1 reduction Propeller size: 22in x 14in? Weedhatch accessible via lid in aft deck. Stern tube lubrication by remote screw greaser. An electric bilge pump drains the stem tube sump.

ELECTRIC SUPPLY

12-volt/35 amp engine alternator charges 1 90 amp-hours (approx) engine battery, 2 90 amp-hours deep cycle cabin batteries. All batteries new 1998.

Engine and cabin battery systems are separated by a relay, to avoid flattening the starter battery. A master switch cuts off both systems, and the cabin system is protected by fuses.

240-volt circuit installed with Marechal- type landline/generator connection protected by domestic-type consumer unit

ELECTRIC FITTINGS

Lights: 4 recessed fluorescent lights, 3 brass wall lights, 2 marine bulkhead lights, 1 bedhead light, 2 240 volt engine room lights

Power sockets: 12-volt 1, 240-volt 6 - TV aerial socket

Panasonic hi-fi cassette/radio/turntable

Trumpet horn
STEELWORK & STYLE
10/6/4 plating

Shell in tug style with long raised tugdeck

(Note that plating thicknesses cannot be measured during ABNB visits, and are always based on reported information)

DECK FITTINGS

Fittings that are part of the shell steelwork include:
Traditional cabin-edge handrails and deck-edge cants, 2 integral pole & plank racks on cabin top. Aft & side door skins Midship rope ring on cabin top, and handrail mounted eyes for side fenders

Traditional steel pigeon box on the cabin top

Brasswork: chimney bands, portholes, tiller & pin, mushroom vents

COCKPITS AND DECKS

Tugdeck and aft deck are of steel, and are self-draining.

Weedhatch is easily accessible through a steel lid in the aft deck

WINDOWS & DOORS

Nine 9 in diameter brass portholes

The forward bulkhead carries full-width glazed panels including across mahogany panelled doors

FINISHES

Hull: Lower hull sides coated with bitumen paint Hull sides above top rubbing strake finished in black enamel.

Superstructure: Cabin-side outer panels painted maroon, with black inner panels, cream framelines ' Cabin-top and tugdeck are painted in traditional red oxide.

Traditional decoration: Cabin sides carry traditional signwriting & scrolls. Aft & side doors are traditionally panelled. Counter carries red & cream panels.

TOILET

Full-width compartment with:
Egg bath/shower and curtain
Wash basin in vanitory unit
Porta Potti 365 portable flush wc

WATER SYSTEM

200 gallons (approx) stainless steel water tank

Shurflo automatic water pump, with accumulator tank H&c supply to 36in x 20in white 1 1/2 bowl sink & drainer unit in galley and to toilet.

WATER HEATING

Paloma gas instant water heater

GAS SUPPLY

2 6.5 kg propane gas cylinders
Supply to hob & oven, fridge, water heater

CABIN HEATING

Squirrel solid fuel stove, set in tiled & porticoed fireplace (Porticoed? ABNB's shorthand for an impressive mantlepiece supported on columns)

COOKER & FRIDGE

Stoves Vanette built-in 4-bumer hob; with flame failure devices and igniters; separate grill (with door front) and domestic-size oven. Hob & oven (in blue & brass with oval oven window and hinged glass lid) all new in Autumn 1999

Electrolux 212 2 cu ft gas fridge
SLEEPING
2 berth-6ft 6in x 4ft 0in permanent double with interior sprung mattress

(Compartment under tugdeck is fully lined, carpeted and insulated has 2ft 7in headroom and wide door access to saloon - so could accommodate an occasional guest double)

SEATING & EATING

Space in saloon for buyer's own free standing easy chair (settee and chair in photos are not included in sale) Built-in dining bar with 2 high beech chairs

DIMENSIONS

Overall length:
Tugdeck:
Overall cabin length:
consisting of
Saloon:
Galley:
Toilet:
Engine room:
Aft cabin:
Steerers compartment


55ft 3in

12ft 4in

39ft 11in

12ft 8in

7ft 1in
5ft 2in
5ft 3in
6ft 7in
3ft 2in

Cross Section

STORAGE

Drawers

Cupboards

Shelves

 
Saloon  

5*

2

Includes cavernous space under tugdeck, divided along one side into storage compartments;
Galley

1

4**

6**

Includes glazed cabinet and fiddled display shelves;
Toilet  

1

2

 
Aft cabin  

3***

  Includes wardrobe
FITTING-OUT

Attractive, conscientious fit-out with glazed cabinets, fiddle shelves. Galley and toilet compartment fully re-fitted in 1999; and all carefully maintained

Linings: Hull sides are lined in oak-faced ply Cabin sides & deckheads (ceiling) in Russian redwood t&g boards (straighter in grain than ordinary pine and generally knot-free) Bulkheads (partitions) in oak-faced ply (except for toilet compartment which is entirely tiled)

Furniture is generally based on panelled oak

FURNISHINGS

Curtains are of indigo blue watershot pattern cotton with toning pelmet and ties
Floor is fitted with carpet (blue Wilton in saloon), apart from oak parquet tiles in galley

BEHIND THE LININGS

Ballast: The underfloor space contains concrete slab ballast
Insulation: The cabin is insulated by rockwool slabs behind all external linings (except underfloor)

INVENTORY

On-deck items include: trumpet horn, Fenders: bow vee, aft tipcat & button, side fenders ' Pole, hook, plank - Anchor & chain

Inventory inside the cabin is as presented; except that personal possessions, ornaments, cooking-ware and tableware are to be removed. Easy chair and settee in photographs are not included in the sale.

MAINTENANCE HISTORY

Engine: Re-conditioned by Brian Chisholm (aka Marine Engine Room) before installation and serviced by him -every-year- Oil changes by owner twice a year.

Hull: The boat was last taken out of water in April 1999 for re-blacking It is fitted with 4 magnesium sacrificial anodes The superstructure was repainted in 1996

Safety: A British Waterways Boat Safety Certificate was issued by J Greatwood in Spring 1998(?). Certificates are valid for four years from date of issue.

OWNERSHIP HISTORY

One private owner from new

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