1766Re: Problem in the Lofting
- Feb 2, 2008I would have to agree on the ft.-inches-eighths in most cases. If you
read the classics, Chappelle or Herreshof. I had read these and
consumed the type and bought all the right measuring tools before my
plans arrived from New Zealand. They were metric!!!
There are no absolutes in life!
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "RF Wellington" <dukenali@...> wrote:
> All boat plans that I have ever seen or worked with are dimensioned
> in: Feet, Inches, and Eights. That's The Rule !
> The last number is ALWAYS in eights of an inch (a 6 would really mean
> A dimension on the plan such as 8-7-4 would mean the dimension is 8
> feet, 7 inches, and 4 eights of an inch long (or 8 feet 7 1/2")
> An indication of + after the dimension indicates that the dimension
> is 1/16 of an inch longer than indicated. An indication of - after
> the dimension indicates that the actual dimension is 1/16 shorter
> than indicated.
> A dimension on the plan of 8-7-4+ would mean that the actual
> dimension is 8 feet, 7 and 9/16 inches long. Conversely a dimension
> of 8-7-4- would indicate that the actual dimension is 8 feet, 7 and
> 7/16 inches long.
> I have never seen a boat plan dimensioned in tenths of an inch such
> as 3.10 I do not know how much of an addition or a subtration the +
> or the - would make in this case.
> The builder always has to use a little leeway, common sense, and his
> eye. Make everything fair, fit properly, look correct and you should
> have a fine craft. The most valuable tool, equipment, or commodity
> any boat builder can have at his disposal is experience. That is why
> most people recommend that your first building project should be
> something small where you can gain both experience and confidence,
> such as a dinghy.
> I hope this helps.
> Duke Wellington
> --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, Chris Kottaridis <chriskot@>
> > On Thu, 2008-01-31 at 21:38 -0500, Ron Butterfield wrote:
> > > > with the signal of subtraction (-) for example 2.10Â¹/Â²- or
> > the 3/2 seems odd, wouldn't that show up as 3.11 1/2+ ???
> > Chris Kottaridis (chriskot@)
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