#### Spinward Flow

##### SOC-14 1K

*LSP Modular Pinnace*Ship Type: KB (Pinnace, Boat)

**TL=9**(hybrid

**LBB5.80**design fitted with

**LBB2.81**standard drives, and off-the-shelf weapon systems) (LBB5.80, p18)

Tonnage (custom hull): 40 tons

Configuration: 1 (Needle/Wedge, streamlined, integral fuel scoops, MCr4.8)

Armor (code: 0)

Maneuver-

**A**(code: 5, 1 tons, MCr4, TL=9)

Power Plant-

**A**(code: 5, 4 tons, MCr8, TL=9, EP: 2, Surplus EP: +0 @ Agility 5, Emergency Agility: 5)

Total Drives: 1+4 = 5 tons

Fuel: 1 ton = 14 days endurance (LBB2.81, p17-18) (LBB5.80, p34) (CT Errata, p15)

**Bridge**(8 tons, MCr0.2, 2 person capacity)

Hardpoints: 1 (MCr0.1) (LBB2.81, p15, p23)

Turrets: 0

Crew positions minimum skills required: 1 crew

- Ship's Boat-1

Internal Hangar Bay: 20 tons capacity Ordinary Launch Facilities (20 tons, MCr0.04) (LBB5.80, p32)

Cargo Hold: 4 tons (multi-purpose conversion ready)

Waste Space: 0 tons

Total Cost: MCr17.24 (100% cost single production), MCr13.792 (80% cost volume production)

*LSP Modular Cargo Box*Ship Type: AU (Merchant-A, Unpowered)

**TL=9**(hybrid

**LBB5.80**design fitted with

**LBB2.81**standard drives, and off-the-shelf weapon systems) (LBB5.80, p18)

Tonnage (custom hull): 20 tons

Configuration: 4 (Close Structure, partially-streamlined, integral fuel scoops, MCr1.2)

Armor (code: 0)

Maneuver-0

Power Plant-0

Total Drives: 0+0 = 0 tons

Fuel: 0 tons

Hardpoints: 0

Cargo Hold: 20 tons (15m x 6m x 3m)

Total Cost: MCr1.2 (100% cost single production), MCr0.96 (80% cost volume production)

Code:

```
LSP Modular Pinnace KB-0105501-000000-00000-0 MCr13.792 40 tons
Passengers=1. Low=0. Cargo=4. Hangar=20. Fuel=1. EP=2. Agility=5. Bridge. Crew=1. TL=9.
LSP Modular Cargo Box AU-0400000-000000-00000-0 MCr0.96 20 tons
Passengers=0. Low=0. Cargo=20. Fuel=0. EP=0. Agility=0. Crew=0. TL=9.
```

Single production (100% cost)

- Total Cost (modular pinnace + modular cargo box): MCr17.24+1.2 = MCr18.44
- 20% Down Payment: MCr3.448+0.24 = MCr3.688
- Architect Fees (4 weeks): MCr0.1844
- Construction Time: 24 weeks (modular pinnace, modular cargo box) (LBB A5, p33)
- Annual Overhaul: Cr17,240+1200 = Cr18,440 (LBB2.81, p8)
- Bank Financing Monthly Mortgage Payment (Total Cost * 2.4 / 40 years / 13 months) = Cr79,570+5539 = Cr85,109

- Total Cost (modular pinnace + modular cargo box): MCr13.792+0.96 = MCr14.752
- 20% Down Payment: MCr2.7584+0.192 = MCr2.9504
- Architect Fees (4 weeks): MCr0.14752
- Construction Time: 24 weeks (modular pinnace, modular cargo box) (LBB A5, p33)
- Annual Overhaul: Cr13,792+960 = Cr14,752 (LBB2.81, p8)
- Bank Financing Monthly Mortgage Payment (Total Cost * 2.4 / 40 years / 13 months) = Cr63,686+4431 = Cr68,117

**LSP Modular Pinnace (Type-KB):**The modular pinnace is a long range interplanetary small craft displacing 40 tons that can be constructed at tech level 9+ using standard maneuver and power plant drives. Fuel scoops are integrated into the streamlined hull and the 1 ton internal fuel tank is sufficient for 14 days of operational endurance before needing to refuel. The bridge can accommodate two persons, but only a single small craft pilot is required as minimum crew. Immediately aft of the bridge is a small craft stateroom to extend crew endurance beside a 4 ton internal cargo bay that can be easily converted using aftermarket option packages. The remaining aft length of the pinnace is comprised of a 20 ton capacity (15m x 6m x 3m) hangar bay designed for rapid loading and unloading of standardized 20 ton modular cargo boxes which can themselves be configured for a surprisingly wide variety of mission purposes and possible use cases.

A few of the aftermarket option packages available for the reconfigurable 4 ton internal cargo bay include (but are not limited to):

- Air/raft Berth: 1 (4 tons, MCr0.6)
- Starship Stateroom: 1 (4 tons, MCr0.5)
- Small Craft Staterooms: 2 (4 tons, MCr0.2)
- Small Craft Staterooms: 1 (2 tons, MCr0.1),
**Environmental Control**capacity: up to 2 persons, Add Medical-2 skilled Nurse to crew*Type V-b***Laboratory: regenerative life support biome**(2 tons, MCr0.4, TL=9,**hydroponic garden**) (CT Errata, p12, lab space costs MCr0.2 per ton)

- Low berths: 8 (4 tons, MCr0.4)
- Model/2 computer (2 tons, MCr9), Fire Control (1 ton), Turret (varies), Weapons (varies), Demountable Fuel Tank (1 ton, MCr0.001, +14 days endurance) (LBB2.81, p23) (LBB A5, p14)

Life support will cost Cr2000 per 2 weeks (Cr50,000 for 50 weeks per year) and crew salary for a small craft pilot will cost Cr6000 per month minimum (Cr78,000 per year, minimum).

Bank financing of a modular pinnace (only, no modular cargo box) will cost Cr65,686 per year plus an annual overhaul cost of Cr13,792 per year. A modular pinnace operator, therefore, will incur operational overhead costs of Cr207,478 per year, not including berthing fees or costs for buying fuel. It is therefore possible to break even on bank financed overhead costs (not including berthing fees and fuel purchases, which can vary widely) after as little as 5187 hours (30w 6d 3h) of charter service per year when operating an unmodified "stock" modular pinnace.

Operators who can afford the full cost of a volume production copy of the modular pinnace (without modular cargo box) will have an up front capital investment cost of MCr13.792 for an unmodified "stock" modular pinnace (without modular cargo box). Life support, crew salary and annual overhaul maintenance costs will add up to only Cr141,792 (not including berthing fees and fuel purchases, which can vary widely). At Cr40 per hour under interplanetary charter, an operator can break even after as little as 3545 hours (21w 17h) of charter operations per year. It is therefore actually relatively rare for operators to seek bank financing for individual stand alone modular pinnace purchases. Most operators would prefer to purchase these craft outright when ordering them so as to keep a larger share of any profits they can generate for themselves.