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STEAM & ELECTRIC LAUNCH
DESIGNS & PLANS
Last updated 31/08/15
We now have over
17 designs (plus 4 design alterations which lengthen/alter some of the standard
designs) in our Steam & Electric Launch Catalogue with more on the way. They
are all (like most of our designs) commissions from clients with specific
requirements in mind - you should be able to find one in our catalogue which
closely meets your requirements - but if not, our YachtCAD system is able to
quickly make modifications (change style, dimensions, number of planks etc,
launches range from 13' to 50' in length and our YachtCAD system enables us to
change major hull parameters quickly.
Please note that whilst each launch/canoe was
designed for a particular mode of propulsion, most of the designs can take steam
or electric or internal combustion modes of power.
The launches are built
using both the stitch and tape (tack and tape) method and/or the Cedar
strip plank method - see the links at the bottom of the Navigation Frame
(to the left) for more details and examples of these methods of
NOTE - for UK and EU
customers, from 04/01/11 the UK/EU prices include VAT at 20%.
CLICK ON THE
LINKS BELOW TO VISIT EACH SECTION OF OUR STEAM & ELECTRIC LAUNCH PLAN RANGE
to make models of some of our steam launch designs are now available from our
sister site www.makeamodelboat.com
Plans for models
available so far include :-
|Above is a
model of our Snow Bunting Launch made by Frederick Walker of Canada.
to a couple of excellent North American Steam Boat web sites go to www.steamlaunchartemis.net
For a link to
the North American Steamboat Association site go to www.pcez.com/~artemis/NASAhome.htm
For a link to
the SBA (Steam Boat Association of Great Britain) web site go to www.steamboat.org.uk
OF STEAM & ELECTRIC LAUNCH DESIGNS on CD
The Steam & Electric
Launch catalogue is now
on CD in PDF format - this version of the catalogue is packed with colour
photographs of our launch designs (more than on our web pages).
CD also contains a section on Building a Strip Plank Launch Hull with 33 colour
photogaphs showing the various stages - the Felix, Indian Runner, Corn Bunting
and Edwardian 26 hulls are used as examples. There is also an easily printable
order form and contact details.
see our Strip Plank Boat Construction Manual (below) which goes into the methods shown in the
photographs on the CD in more detail - it also
contains details of deck and superstructure construction.
Sterling cost £4 + £1.50 P&P in
the UK- (Europe Airmail is £3.00, Elsewhere Airmail is £4). US Dollar cost is
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