ship curves and battens for lines plan

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by ClassicYacht, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. ClassicYacht
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    ClassicYacht New Member


    I am desperate looking for ship curves and battens for drawing traditional lines plan. Does anybody know where to get those drawing tools?

    Thanks for help!
  2. jehardiman
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    jehardiman Senior Member

    Google "copenhagen ships curves" and a vendor will pop up at the top (I am not associated with said vendor and/or school).

    Battens (splines) and batten weights (ducks or whales) are harder to find nowadays. I had my last set of battens (straight and tapered) made on the shipyard in the cabnet shop. I think my group has the only 10' drafting table left in the shipyard.
  3. Grant Nelson
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    Grant Nelson Senior Member

    Ship Curves:
    Spline weights:
    Or make your own:
    I could not find much on splines. You can make your own from thin plexiglass, or some some such material with a consistant grain
    There is this site, but it does not look to trustworthy, so give them a call first

  4. Joe Petrich
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    Joe Petrich Designer

    If you can find it, pear wood is great material for splines. Make several thicknesses and some tapered ones (thin-fat-thin, fat-thin-fat fat to thin etc.).
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