Crane

Crane is an ex FMC motor boat, built at Yarwoods in the 1920s. It was loaded with coal at Awbridge in August 2014, on behalf of Mark Rowlands of Star Class Carrying.

It has a 10hp single cylinder Petter semi-diesel engine, similar to the more familiar Bollinder, but with a very regular sound to it, (unlike the “hit and miss” sound that is characteristic of the Bollinder lump).

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