CAD vs. Paper

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by dreamer, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. Earl Boebert
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    Earl Boebert Senior Member

    Thanks. The old plans are just approximations, final fairing took place on the building board -- especially for carved hulls. I always recommend doing a half-hull before starting a model, laid up on the buttock lines for accuracy. Many of those traditional hulls had subtleties that are hard to visualize off of renderings, whether paper or computer.

    Cheers,

    Earl
     
  2. dreamer
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    dreamer Soñadora

    haha...

    I'm never going to be the old guy. ;)
     
  3. Joe Petrich
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    Joe Petrich Designer

    Me neither. Only the good die young!
     
  4. Paul No Boat
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    Paul No Boat Junior Member

    I am already old and bad.
     
  5. Asleep Helmsman
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    Asleep Helmsman Senior Member

    I was thinking that a good use of this thread, would be to describe how you utilize the tools that are comfortable to you.


    And how your designs evolve in your mind and how that translates to images that could be use in construction, or marketing.
     
  6. dreamer
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    dreamer Soñadora

    I agree, this is a great idea! But honestly, it's a good enough idea to be its own thread.

    Ancient...you care to move your thoughts to a new thread?
     

  7. ancient kayaker
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    ancient kayaker aka Terry Haines

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