Ferrocement Ramform Hull design help needed

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  1. phrogjlf@yahoo
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    phrogjlf@yahoo JL Frusha

    Thank you. I have done everything I can to try to obtain lines for this hull. They just are not out there to copy.

    I have even talked with a modeler that repaired a display model of one of the later Titans, which was damaged in shipping for a presentation.

    The sinusoidal curves are both vertical and from bow to stern.

    Lord only knows what all I have saved to my laptop, regarding this hull configuration. Everything I thought could help, maybe a lot is unnecessary stuff, but I do not know.
     
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    If you send me the information you have, I can study it to try to draw a body lines plan. Once that is achieved, I will also be able to perform naval architecture calculations, hydrostatics, cross-curves of stability, ...
     
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    This is what I have at the moment.
    I need information to generate bulbous bow and bulge.
    Also let me know LOA, max breadth, depth to main deck and full load draft.
    Please, use this path to exchange information as it seems impossible to do so through email. RamForm.jpg
     
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    Here you have something that looks quite like your boat. Not exactly what you wanted but I think, from there, a good renderer can do wonders. Tell me in which format and by what procedure I send you the CAD plan Snap23.jpg
     
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    phrogjlf@yahoo JL Frusha

    Thank you so very much. It looks a lot like the concept yachts for the Ramform Hull.

    dxf would probably be the most universally adaptable.

    Jeff Frusha
     
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    phrogjlf@yahoo JL Frusha

    If you look at the stern of some of the old wooden ships, and imagine that above a bulbous bow, the loft lines have a similarity of shape.

    Ramform Patents:
    Patent US5598802 - Hull configuration https://www.google.com/patents/US5598802?cl=en
    Patent US5701835 - Production vessel with sinusoidal waterline hull https://www.google.com/patents/US5701835
    https://www.google.com/patents/US2012022765


    Ramform Titan: Ramform seismic vessel design
    is one of the ships in:


    Significant Ships of 2013
    Editor: Nick Savvides[​IMG]
    Associate Editor: Samantha Fisk
     
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    phrogjlf@yahoo JL Frusha

    Still need some help, here. Last offer (after TANSL) got 3 weeks worth of email messaging in, then demanded money I don't have.

    Need enough to preferably rum simulations on, then model for wave tank testing.
     
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    I got a quote for wave tank testing when I supplied the model - it was around $5000 a day as I recall.

    Perhaps you better ask for a secondhand barge donation. Perhaps one of those GoFundMe pages ?
     
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    Some of that is strictly method of access. A couple of relatively close Universities have them, here in Texas. With students in need of projects, it can potentially be done for free. Considering there are several departments interested in various aspects of my research, I expect to be able to do so.
     

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    phrogjlf@yahoo JL Frusha

    Come on, I got more responses on a faux mini-riverboat, trying to convince me into a hull that would get stuck, drawing more water.

    No students or short portfolios looking for a project?
     
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