For the Windsor slipper launch we have used the ply over frame method of construction using a modern framework of ply bulkheads and frames partly linked by fore and aft ply girders all set up to make sure that the builder starts with an accurate base on which to fit chine strangers and then the ply planking. There is no reason why she could not be built using the stitch and tape method and we can develop the hull panel shapes for this which would use the same framework used for the ply over frame method.
The hull could also be planked conventionally or Mahogany veneers can be put over the ply inner skin for those who want a varnish finish. Thin strips of Teak are applied over a ply under deck so that she can look like an original Thames slipper.
The cockpit is open and seating can be arranged to suit individual requirements or a fixed bench front seat can be fitted dividing the cockpit into two.
For simplicity the drawings show power delivered by a 2/5KW electric drive pod making installation very simple but for those wanting a more conventional inboard diesel arrangement we also give the engine installation drawings from the Kennet slipper launch for guidance.
25' Windsor Particulars
|Hull Mid Depth||3' 1"||0.94m|
|Approx. Dry Weight||2095lbs||950 kg|
|Engine||2.5Kw electric or 20-30 hp inboard|
|Hull Shape||V bottom single chine|
|Construction Methods||Ply over frame|
|Major plywood requirements for hull||
14 x 6mm sheets
10 x 9mm sheets
3 x 12mm sheets
|Guidance Use||4-6 adults|
|Drawing/Design Package||6 x A1 drawings + 5 x A4 instruction/spec sheets|
|Additions and alterations included with the plans|