Thanks, they are rough, my whole point, I was really poor at the time and had
to do my stuff on the fly in a notebook, didnt even have a car.
I had actually read all those books by then. And then discarded the knowledge.
I went w/ a french sculputor instead who said that the 'design' is in the
mahogony block trying to come out (paraphrasing, he said the chick is in the
stone...) So I made all the profiles to transfer to wood blocks, and then get
the rest of the ship out with chisels and files and sandpaper.
One of the classics of naval design is the "The Junks and Sampans of the
Yangtze" and there isnt a single draughting mark in it. You know its a good
book cuz it costs over 175$$, in fact thats where I got all my lorcha ideas.
But thanks, really
--- Howard Stephenson <stephensonhw@...
> It's not easy to make meaningful comments, John. For a start, your
> drawings show no or very few dimensions -- length, beam, draft,
> displacement, sail area, power etc. Learning and using a CAD program
> would no doubt help as would reading books that give a theoretical
> basis to your design efforts e.g. Skene's Elements of Yacht Design
> and Chapelle's Yacht Design and Planning. A great little book is John
> Teale's "Designing Small Craft". It's advertised 2nd-hand at:
> ... for $35, quite a lot for a 135-page book, but it covers the
> basics (although there is nothing about CAD) in a very readable
> style, with lots of interesting drawings of Teale's own designs for
> sailand power boats in a variety of materials and sizes up to about
> --- In email@example.com, "John van V." <john_van_v@y...> wrote:
> > Hi again,
> > More picts: http://tinyurl.com/3tzzz
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