New guy needs help (lofting for boats or sails)

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by F.Wayne, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. F.Wayne
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    F.Wayne New Member

    I'm new to this site and just finding my way 'round.
    1. Have a copy of C.A.Marchaj "Aero-Hydrodynamics of Sailing" would like to sell, p'bly on Ebay. Pricing?
    2. Have a design from an old woodworking magazine for a plywood dory. Article states that any experienced builder can construct the boat from the tables of offsets and end deminsions shown inhe article. HELP. I do not understand lofting for boats or sails but I do have a 2-dimensional design background.
     
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    Thanks. I'll check it. Any thoughts on Marchaj book price?
     
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    The Marchaj book is a good reference, you may want to keep it. I've seen them at swap meets and boat shows for under $20.

    The dory design did say and "experienced builder", which means you should consider a different set of plans, preferably one with a set of building instructions and possably a living designer you can call and ask questions. Dory designs are everywhere and not very costly. Free plans often provide precisely what you've paid for them.
     
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