In deciding to build Befur there were a number of design choices that needed (and will continue to need) to be made. The pages here discuss the choices we made, and the rational – and later on we will the outcomes and implications that emerge!
I tend to think of the project in four parts so the site is organised that way
- Part 1 – the hull
- Part 2 – the fit out
- Part 3 – the engine, boiler and machinery
- Part 4 – the sailing rig
We have included links or pictures where appropriate, and credited the people who own the rights to images – if you are un happy with their inclusion (or their description) just let us know and we will correct or remove them.
SY Befur is a version of a Selway-Fisher Golden Bay 26ft Steam launch. The image below is a composite showing the type of cabin we intend to fit, and we are also planning to add a simple auxiliary sailing rig, to get us home in the event of a disaster, or provide extra speed when towing skiers!