103ft Mersey / Weaver Packet bargeTwin Skinned Double Hull Edible Oil Tanker - in full trading condition and also ideally suitable for conversion to houseboat "Safe Hand" Laying Mersey REDUCED For Sale, Second-hand

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Section:House boats
Model:Mersey / Weaver Packet barge 103ft x 23ft
Condition:Second hand
Price:£ 45,000
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Lynn Pease
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Boat Description

Twin skinned Double Hull Edible Oil Tanker 103ft x 23ft
A sound historic Mersey / Weaver Packet barge with very good beam and depth to length giving an excellent and roomy platform for a house boat conversion. She was laid down as a dry cargo vessel and the two cargo tanks are easily removable. Possibly a grand design would be to lift out the tanks and reuse the bolted curved tank tops as the roof of a sympathetic raised hold conversion.
Annual Mersey Docks & Harbour Co., and Manchester Ship Canal commercial survey certificates in force. Last dry docked November 2013 when stern gear and gearbox were fully overhauled, with a favourable NDT hull report available. Laying Liverpool, delivery locally free of charge.
Built as the Steam Packet Lux for Lever Bros Port Sunlight by W.J.Yarwood & Sons in 1950. Rebuilt and re engined 1966 and well maintained in trade since then.
LOA :103’ 06”
Beam: 23’ 1.5”
Draft : light: fwd: 0’ 9”; aft: 8’ 3”. loaded : fwd: 7’ 10”; aft: 8’ 3”
Cargo Capacity : 8460 cu ft/ 205 tonnes @ 0.86 S.G. in two demount-able tanks fitted with wash bulkheads. Tanks coiled for steam heating from shore supply. Access in tank void space around tanks between the hull and tank sides. In full trading condition and M&CA compliant as a twin skinned edible oil tanker vessel on Inland Waterways.
Main engine, super reliable electric start diesel Kelvin T8 240 BHP ( 1965 ) with bilge pump and 24 volt generator.
Aux donkey engine, Lister HA2 driving 24 and 110 volt D.C. electrics, bilge and fire pump.
Thermadyne “Gen Set” 240 volt ac silent pack generator giving 10 KVA.
Comfortable wheelhouse with single leaver engine controls and reliable Tenfjord hydraulic steering gear making the boat easy to handle. RADAR....Furuno . VHF.....Icom. Modern SILVA 125 Compass with deviation card
Forward cabin lockers and bench seating.
Small basic separate galley and W.C. wash room off the aft deck.
Large Bosuns store complete with tools and all running gear.
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Num Engines:1
Engine Make/Model: Kelvin T8 240 BHP
Fuel Type:Diesel
Hull Material:Steel
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