Just getting started with Boat Design

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Archive, Jun 12, 2001.

  1. Archive
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    Archive Senior Member

    Hey everyone,
    at the moment I just recently started getting
    into boatdesign as a hobby. At the moment I
    plan on doing my designing on just a regular
    drafting board, until I can afford to buy some of the software programs that are out there.
    Anyway, I know most of you probably use a computer but the ones that don't what typ of drafting tools would I need to buy, as well as what is the best type of drafting paper to use for boatdesign. any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    See you guys later.
     
  2. Archive
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    Archive Senior Member

    Ready? Here we go:
    Basics - straightedge, scale rule, 4H, 2H, & HB pencils, eraser, 30-60-90 set square, 45-90 set square, compass, set of french curves, flexible batten, 8 to 10 1-lb lead "ducks" (weights). The last items can be home-made from scrap lead & wood bases.

    Options - minimal set of ship's curves (five or six of the middle size ones), planimeter for measuring compound curve areas, programmable pocket calculator for doing hydrostatic calculations.

    Paper - I like to use Stabilplot #18 translucent paper, but any 15 - 20 lb translucent drafting paper is fine. Most printing is now done by Xerographic reproduction (photocopy) not by diazo (blueprint) so the transparency of the paper is not an issue - I like the translucent papers for their crisp line quality and erasability.

    Good luck.
     
  3. Archive
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    Archive Senior Member

    When you mentioned making your own ducks, I went looking for the commercial variety out of curiosity. MacnaughtonGroup has them for $28.50 each... so I see why you might want to go about making them yourself.
    Spline Weights
    for the lead ducks, or here for the tool list they recommend/require for their yacht design course.
     
  4. Archive
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    Archive Senior Member

    I have everything needed to get into marine design - splines, ducks, french curves, triangles, planometer, plus nautilus software. E-mail me if interested cap1@stic.net.
     
  5. Cary
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    Cary Junior Member

    Really looooonnnnngggg paper
     
  6. fede
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    fede Senior Member

    What the hell is this ?? am I missing something or is it the same person asking a question and then reply to him/herself????
     

  7. Jeff
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    Jeff Moderator

    This was an old thread imported from the Board Power forum software we were running before we upgraded to vBulletin 4 years ago back in 2001.
     
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