Originally Posted by sailingnewbie
Hi, I don't know if this is the right place to post this question but maybe you guys can help me out. I am attempting to model a J105 sailboat in Solidworks as a Christmas present for a friend. In order to do that I need some dimensions that I am not finding on the internet (cross sections of hull etc.). Does anyone have any relevant dimensions or know of a place I can find them? Also, or perhaps alternatively, does anyone know where I can purchase a small wooden or plastic model of a J105?
Any help would be greatly appreciated! If I am successful in my attempt to create this I would be happy to create 3D renderings from the model to share with this forum in appreciation of your help.
For the lines you can contact J Boats (google them) and ask. Designers sometimes provide lines to people for the purpose of making models.
For a wooden or plastic model you should google Half Model Sailboat, or Half Model J105. There are a lot of companies that make half models for trophies or for owners to display. Some are very high quality wood, some are FRP from a mold.
Have you modeled hulls in SW in the past? Can you tell us your method? I imagine you loft between hull sections, and maybe use waterlines as guidelines? How do you deal with the bow knuckle area?