34873Re: [bolger] Re: "Lofting" side panels
- Mar 5, 2004Fundamentally, the way you determine the
shape of flat plywood, which will
curve correctly to fit the boat is to
break down the surface shape into
triangles. I think that Sam Rabl first
described this. See also:
Jim Mickalak's article at =>
If you dust off your memory of high school
trigonometry, you can also do it relatively
quickly using a spreadsheet.
In essence, you know the shape of each quadrahedron
with four corners being:
station 1 chine,
station 1 sheerline,
station 2 chine,
station 2 shearline.
Connect corners diagonally to break it into triangles.
These triangles can then be 'unfolded' into a flat
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