The Power 1.3 is a development of the original Power 1 design. In this case, we were asked to produce a simply built hull with more capacity and suitable for offshore and estuary conditions. We have retained the flat bottom section which eases and quickens construction but increased both the beam and hull depth substantially. The drawings give details for welded aluminium construction but she could easily be made using the hull panel shapes given on the drawings, in plywood. Water tight side bench seats are shown aft and a separate buoyancy compartment forward but fit out can be altered to suit and a cuddy or wheelhouse could be fitted.
Note - details are given for hull construction in ply/epoxy and the Power 1.2 cabin details are also sent in the design package as a guide for those wanting to fit a cuddy/cabin.
The drawings also now give the hull panel and frame shapes for a mark 2 version of the hull which has the same dimensions as the original hull but has an additional chine/hull panel each side for a softer riding hull.
Power 1.3 Particulars
|Hull Mid Depth||3'||0.92m|
|Approx. Dry Weight||595 lbs||270 kg|
|Engine||Up to 100 hp|
|Speed||25 knots with 20 hp|
|Hull Shape||U - flat bottom with 2 additional planks per side|
|Construction Methods||Aluminum (or stitch and tape ply)|
|Major plywood requirements for hull||14 x 9mm sheets
1 x 12mm sheets
|Guidance Use||6 adults +|
|Drawing/Design Package||5 x A1 drawings + 8 x A4 instruction/spec sheets|
|Additions and alterations included with the plans|