This was a commission for David Graham Boatbuilders at Wargrave on the Thames for an electric river launch. The hull is based upon our Edwardian series with a graceful counter stern but instead of the clipper bow, a vertical stem was called for. She has the displacement volume to carry extensive banks of batteries low down in her bilges where their weight acts as ballast. She could equally be fitted out with a steam engine and boiler and she would have plenty of space for large bunkers.
The general arrangement drawn has a spacious cabin with a galley and w.c. compartment and a large canopied forward cockpit. The original launch was built using strip plank techniques and therefore the computer faired sectional mould shapes, stem and stern profiles and the building jig drawing are available along with a general arrangement drawing and recommendations for scantlings. Full construction and fit out details for the amateur builder can be drawn up to suit individual requirements.
The drawings also give details for a multi-chine (3 chines/'V' bottom) plywood version.
38'6" Linnet Particulars
|Hull Mid Depth||4'||1.2m|
|Displacement||3.96 tons||4.02 tonnes|
|Engine||20+ IHP steam|
|Hull Shape||Round bilge|
|Construction Methods||Strip plank|
|Major plywood requirements for hull||3935' of 7/8"x1 3/4" (1200m of 22x45mm) WRC|
|Guidance Use||10+ adults|
|Drawing/Design Package||10 x A1 drawings + 6 x A4 instruction/spec sheets|
|Additions and alterations included with the plans||
40'x8' (12.2x2.44m) multi-chine plywood construction details.
Moulds for 36'x9'10" (11x3m) version.