Felix 15' Strip Planked Launch Supplement
Note: This supplement lets you use the Felix 13 plans to build a 15 foot version. The Felix 13 plans are required in addition to this supplement.
This is one of those commissions that every designer loves to work on occasionally - a step back in to pure nostalgia. But having said that, our researches before designing this vessel showed just how expert early designers were in getting just the right compromise in design without the aid of computers.
The drawings detail all the mould shapes for strip planked construction without the need for lofting and show her fitted out with a Stewart Turner âSwanâ steam plant. She could also be fitted with an electric propulsion unit. LOA 13â; Beam 5â; Draft 1â4ââ. There is also an additional sheet available showing the mould shapes for a 15â version of the Felix and also for a transom hung rudder version.
Felix 13'/15' Particulars
|LOA||13' and 15'||3.97m and 4.58m|
|Beam||5' and 5' 5 1/2"||1.53m and 1.66m|
|Hull Mid Depth||1'10"||0.56m|
|Approx. Dry Weight||992 lbs and 1213 lbs||450kg and 550 kg|
|Engine||3-5 IHP steam|
|Hull Shape||Round bilge|
|Construction Methods||Strip plank|
|Major strip wood requirements for hull||1475' of 1/2" x 3/4" (450m of 11x18mm) WRC|
|Guidance Use||Up to 4 adults|
|Drawing/Design Package||8 x A1 drawings+ 5 x A4 instruction/spec sheets (15' version has a further 2 x A1 drawings)|
|Additions and alterations included with the plans||Mould details etc for a vertical transom version of the original 13'x5' Felix with outboard hung rudder.|