Dorma and The Exploding Engine
Steve Taylor carried out a “Well executed but respectful restoration” that culminated in a “rebirth” voyage in 2007. Following a successful sail on the river Swale in Yorkshire it was discovered that the engine had exploded. You can read about the voyage and how the tricky situation was handled via the link below.
I've identified some of Dorma's previous owners. These include Kenneth AE Moore who went on to own the very grand 28 ton Hillyard, Golden Beaver. From 1968 onwards Dorma was no longer listed in the Lloyd's Registers at the owner's request.
Built : 1923 by David Hillyard at Littlehampton, England
LOA : 24' 7"
LWL : 22' 7"
Beam : 7' 6"
Draught : 3' 11"
Displacement : 5 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 148171
OGA Boat Number : 1730
Dorma Custodians & Home Ports
Stephen Taylor (?-2007-2017...) Yorkshire, England
WJR Temple (1955-1967-?) Littlehampton, England
FE Main (?-1947-1954) Littlehampton, England
Charles G Brand, Arthur G Prideaux & Norman C Roulston (?-1934-1939-?) Littlehampton
Kenneth AE Moore (?-1931-?) Littlehampton, England
Steve Taylor, owner of an exploded engine
Page last updated : October 2017