34867Re: "Lofting" side panels
- Mar 4, 2004Hi Peter,
This process doesn't result in the "expanded" panels" but rather in
the "elevation" of the hull. It does not represent the curvature of
the hull fore and aft.
--- In email@example.com, "Peter Lenihan" <lestat@b...> wrote:
> Hi Bob,
> I was refering only to the "expanded" panels that Bolger
> usually shows for his plywood hulls.
> I'm not familiar with "Camp Skiff" but if it is a Chappelle
> work,does he call for the sides to be out of plywood or just planks?
> The full lofting of side "panels" would involve,if I recall,laying
> out on the loft floor all the stations and base line.Then using the
> information provided in the table of off-sets,for each
> frame/station/mold,you plot out the height of the chine and shear for
> each.Once all your points are down,lay a fairing batten down and
> strike a fair line.The resulting shape should be your"expanded" panel
> Of course,if you have already lofted out the half breadths,then
> you do not need to go back to the table of off-sets.Instead just pick
> out the respective heights,for chine and shear,and transfer these to
> their respective station lines layed out previously.
> This will only work for flat,straight-sided,hulls.
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