|Corner Bubble nearly complete|
|Deep firebox also has a fretwork grill at the front|
They originally designed the stove for Louis and Josha boat builders in Thorne.
Our problems with selecting a stove for Oleanna have been to do with the amount of space the stove needs, how far the BSS says it has to be from bulkheads, the size of hearth surrounding it, the double skin flue and then the lack of space ontop of the stove for kettle and cooking pots. If your stove is alight it is free cooking heat without extra moisture going into the air that LPG cookers give you.
|Being a triangular top gives you space for two pans. Inside there is a stainless steel grate|
After turning down the idea of a Bubble Stove with an oven above it, too domineering for Oleanna, we came away quite happy with what we'd seen, only the price tag is quite a bit with a back boiler. Free heat from a stove isn't quite so free after all!
|A Josher and Northwich in the background.|
|The central weld|
|Mick stood 58ft 6 inches away|
|Marking out of the stern and swim|
Tim's workshop will build the majority of the shell leaving window cut outs and bulkheads until it is in Sheffield for finishing. He suggested that the hull would be more or less done in the next two weeks, this is quick compared to most builders, but it is what they do every day, they build a lot of boats!
|Piles of sides|
|Machined 90 degrees|
As the workshop carried on being very busy and noisy we chatted with Tim (well shouted at each other over the noise). He will send photos of the construction to keep us upto date with the build as the next time we see her it is likely to be in Sheffield.
Very exciting times!!