34853Re: scaling up a boat?
- Mar 4, 2004Keep in mind that the displacement would go up more than 100%! (Cube of
1.3 is about 2.2)
Structural calculations probably not simple, tho I suppose you could
guesstimate. Panel expansions won't fit on plywood either, so you'll
probably use a lot more wood and maybe have more scarphs to do. Are you
sure you don't like the larger plans that are already available?
Windsprint, Featherwind (is that the name?) , and the Japanese Beach
cruiser come to mind, though I'm sure there are others. Bateau.com and
Michalak have some pramlike boats in a larger size range, too. But of
course, you'd probably be the only one around with an oversized Nymph.
I've seen an article somewhere by Bolger where he considers (and
rejects) a little cruiser based on a scale up of the Nymph.
>Jason Stancil wrote:
>Trying to get a grasp of how to exactly scale up a boat from
>Say for a 30% enlargement would i just multiply everything by 1.3
>including the 12 inches between station lines?
>Been thinking of scaling up a nymph or a elegant punt if i don't
>build an oldshoe. I know i would need to beef up the framing a bit
>but that seems easy enough.
>Bought a really neat little contractor's calculator that does math
>in feet, inches, quarters, eights, sixteenths and
>thirtyseconds....it just got me thinking.
>Thanks, Jason Stancil
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