It's always a good idea to draw it on a table first.
You discover the designer's mistakes and get
familiarity with it whilst sitting down, rather than
on your old arthritic knees. In this specific case,
you'll want a good view of any changes you make in
three views, rather than deciding you don't like its
looks on the floor or, worse, on the setup.
--- "capt.tilley" <capt.tilley@...
> --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "titanicslim"
> <titanicslim@...> wrote:
> >Hey I like the curved transom idea. But why would
> you loft it at 3"
> -1' first. I would have just lofted it (expansion?)
> on the lofting
> floor. t.
> > --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "capt.tilley"
> <capt.tilley@> wrote:
> > > That big flat stern facing the waves seems
> slappy and pushy. Though
> > > I could never beach launch everhope into
> anything bigger than waist
> > > high surf... We have a good flat beach that you
> can drive down to.
> > > Its realitively protected but always has at
> least knee to thigh high
> > > surf. It would save a 20$ crane trip.
> > T
> > I hear what you're saying about that flat transom-
> that's why so many
> > surf boats tend to be dories and double-enders of
> one sort or another.
> > But I personally wouldn't be too concerned about
> this one. She will
> > ride that stuff fairly high. Look at how much
> buoyancy you've got in
> > those "butt cheeks", and the *initially* dry
> > You might want to try a curved, raking transom but
> not without drawing
> > it in 3"-to-1' before the full-size lofting. I
> can't predict how much
> > your mileage may vary, but that's my thinking on
> the subject.
> > Darned if you haven't got me wanting to make one
> for myself!
> > Davy
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