3010Re: Help with offsets
- Apr 27, 2011Well, I'm sorry, but they are not all there.
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, John Almberg <jalmberg@...> wrote:
> Using the scale rule for sanity checks is good, but you shouldn't need
> it for lofting. All the measurements you need should be on the plans or
> offset table. You just need to take it step by step. What have you done
> so far? What are you stuck on, specifically?
> -- John
> Billy wrote:
> > Already have a scale rule and used it to check things on the plans,
> > which are drawn 1"=1' and the plans are really close, or, accurately
> > scaled. I just can't measure things like 1/16th with it. This is just
> > a "simple" flat bottom skiff but it is my first time trying to loft a
> > design. All my others were S&G boats or kits. I'm sure I'm just
> > missing something and that I'll figure it out.(?)
> > --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com
> > <mailto:AtkinBoats%40yahoogroups.com>, davy riggs <titanicslim@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi, Billy
> > > This may seem like a bunch of extra work but, trust me, it is not.
> > You would do well to get an architect's scale and make a 1"=1' (or
> > better, 3"=1') drawing before you do it full scale on the floor. I
> > like to draw on smoothly finished aircraft plywood, then take it with
> > me to the lofting floor for instant reference- much handier than a
> > paper drawing.
> > > You will find problems (and, yes, Mr. Atkin's mistakes) and fix them
> > sitting comfortably at your desk where you can see the whole scheme
> > without gymnastics. So by the time you begin the full-size lofting,
> > you will have a good idea of what you are doing and save beaucoups
> > headaches and knee-aches.
> > > You may even, as I have done, find cause to alter course before you
> > embark on a project you should not.
> > > Dave
> > >
> > > Man proposes- God disposes. -U.S. Grant
> > >
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