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    Default Building a model from a table of off sets...

    I am taking my first crack at lofting. I don't have a full set of plans, just the offsets. I feel like I am missing something. I can draw a scale lateral view profile with the table of offsets, but I think I need to be able to draw body view to make the stations to shape the hull. If I loft the half breadth table will it give me the shape at the various stations?
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    Default Re: Building a model from a table of off sets...

    Yes, scale the waterlines spacing the same.
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    Default Re: Building a model from a table of off sets...

    Once you're done, you can print out a bunch of copies on stiff paper, cut out the stations, place them on the profile background and make yourself a quick and dirty half model to see if things look kosher.

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    Default Re: Building a model from a table of off sets...

    I'm close to doing much the same McKee, but it will ba a free sailing non-RC pond yacht. I collect old ones but this is a commission. Single mast gaffer is likely with a self steering mechanism. Haven't got as far as a design yet.

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    Default Re: Building a model from a table of off sets...

    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    I'm close to doing much the same McKee, but it will ba a free sailing non-RC pond yacht. I collect old ones but this is a commission. Single mast gaffer is likely with a self steering mechanism. Haven't got as far as a design yet.
    Would make a good build thread.
    There is not a lot online that I could find about making of pond yachts.
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    Default Re: Building a model from a table of off sets...

    Once I actually make progress I will post pictures, but I need to get it lofted first, and get the strong back built.
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