Longport Wharf, Stoke on Trent. ST6 4NB Staffordshire UK|
57ft traditional working narrowboat. 'Ironsides' is built with the original end of a London Midland & Scottish railway boat thought to be originally named ‘Tebay’. Tebay was originally built of iron by Yarwoods in 1929 and became LMS fleet no. 37. She was registered with the BCN with the number 1525.
She has a Bolinder Munktell 1054 4 cylinder engine rated 46bhp at 1500rpm and matching Bolinder Munktell mechanical gearbox. There is a 28ft open hold. The cabin has recessed panels, side doors to the engine room and a pigeon box over. The boatman’s cabin is unfitted. The hull has been extensively refurbished and re-bottomed in 12mm steel in 2015. There is a new 2” stern tube, taper-lock middle bearing, UJ middle prop shaft and stainless steel tail shafts.
Ironsides has been finished to the stage of a running vessel, painted in royal blue and has the option of leaving the hold open, extending the cabin or decking over as a BCN tug. She has bulkheads fitted for a large boatman’s cabin and a large engine room with space for a toilet and sink.
|Length over all:||57'|
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