RE: 'Scaling Up'
I liked the 'Rubens Nymph' just as she was. However, Bolger has made
some comments to the effect that almost any boat, '. . . could use a
little more length . . .'. The following was recommended for increasing
the length of his 'BEE' from 7 to 10 feet.
Use this methodology to expand just about any small boat with minimal
detrimental effect on performance. A good rule is to increase the length
no more that about 20 to 30 percent . . .
1} note the difference between the 'as drawn' length and 'as
desired' length to INCHES
2} DEVIDE that figure by the number of 'stations'
3} ADD that number to the distance between statuions
This should give you the desired LOA while keeping the same visual
relationship and 'fairness' of curve.
Regards & Good Luck
Date: Thu, 04 Mar 2004 03:24:43 -0000
From: "smithriverranger" <jasonstancil@...>
Subject: Re: scaling up a boat?
I've read about how the volume increases significantly with a slight
increase in scale, but that's the point the current boat as drawn is
too small. I'm talking about scaling up an 8' boat to 10'......no
Thanks for the input,