Re: Lofting Atkin designs
- Welcome aboard, Len.
I'm a big fan of the Spermacetti design. Whatever you decide to do
with the superstructure, I hope you manage to keep some of the
character of the boat.
When I lofted Tom Davin (which is not a round bottom boat), I too
found a fair number of 1/4" discrepencies between the lines drawing
and the table of offsets. I think they just expected you to trust your
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, Len Schmitt <schmittlen@...> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I've been following these discussions for a while but this is my
first posting. The problems with lofting Atkins plans hit home and I
had to jump in.
> I wanted to build a Sea Bright skiff type cabin cruiser and found
that William Atkins seems to have been the only one to have worked
with this form. I decided on Naiad only to find out from Mrs. Atkins
that these plans were no longer available. I settled on Spermacetti
for a hull form and the designer left me licence to modify the cabin
structure and accomodations.
> I plan on cold-molding the boat. In lofting the sections for the
mold patterns I ran into the same problems Don did with the diagonals.
I decided to plot all the points and let the batten pick up the
fairest line. I settled on the same criteria for all stations, both
sides of the hull. So far its looking pretty good. Right now the
weather is putting a cramp in my building rate, but I'm managing some
sub-assemblies in the basement.
> I hope this adds something.
> Len Schmitt
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