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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

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>

> 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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