34869Re: "Lofting" side panels
- Mar 4, 2004Right. Not lofted but _expanded_ . Bolger doesn't need a computer for it, either. You can
use the method described in Chappelle's 'Boat Building' or get Greg Carlson's free Chine
Hull Designer program.
Another option, unless you are really interested in design work, is to send $65 to Karl
Stambaugh for a thoroughly worked out version.
> My reading of the discussion is that you do not "loft" side panels. I
> understand the spiling process but was hoping perhaps that the
> accumulated knowledge of this board could tell me how to draw and cut
> out one panel from information gained through lofting. I assume that
> Mr Bolger uses the computer to arrive at his panel extensions.
> The Chappelle camp skiff is a hard chine sharpy stink boat. Think
> "Redwing" which is derived from Mr Chappelle's design.
> The next question is, what computer program? Is there a relatively
> simple program which can take the lofted information and produce the
> panel extension?
> My last experience with this sort of problem led me to nailing a 4'x
> 24" panel to the building molds and cutting to fit. This was a
> decidedly dicey proposition single handed.
> Bob Chamberland
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