## 1778Re: Problem in the Lofting

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• Feb 4, 2008
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "Don Douglas" <douglashome@...>
wrote:
> Thanks for the help Douglas, one of the numbers of the table for
example are 2.11¹/²+ that's exactly how is written.Somebody sad that
the plus and the minus are sixteenths, an others sad that those are
eights, but the plans that Ihave specified the dimensions in feet's
and inches, so at the end I just don't now were to go at all.

> The + sign means the actual measurement is a little over the
stated dimension and the - means it is a little less. So if the
measurement was 2 10 1/2+ then the actual measurement is a little
over 1/2". This would be easier to pick up if you gave us the
smallest fraction used. Let's say everything is in 1/4" increments,
then the +/- would take you to the +1/8 or -1/8" from the stated
point.
>
> Hope that helps
> Don Douglas
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: gordocutter_1
> To: AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2008 5:35 PM
> Subject: [AtkinBoats] Problem in the Lofting
>
>
> I recently receive the plans for the Maid of Endor that I order,
when
> I started studying the plans I faced my first problem, the table
of
> offsets has some numbers with the signal of addiction(+) and
some
> with the signal of subtraction (-) for example 2.10¹/²- or
3.10³/²+,
> if somebody can tell me what the signals means, I would really
> appreciate the help.
> I bought the Greg Rössel book "Building Small Boats" but there
> is no example of numbers like these using the signal of addition
or
> subtraction, although the book is very good in the part of
lofting.
> I think is obviously that is my first lofting and if there is
any tip
> of you folks, who have already pass by these problems I would
really
> appreciate the help. Thanks !
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