Step by step to design your boat!

Discussion in 'Software' started by apex1, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. apex1

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    Designing your own boat.........

    A step by step guide for the interested amateur , beginner, novice, and absolute *****.

    If you follow the step by step guide in a severe manner you should be able to design your own boat in a weekends time.

    First step:
    Have a computer at hand, most software related issues are better to handle if a computer is at hand.
    Second step:
    Pay the hefty penalty for having “Internet” acces. The Internet is a sort of worldwide acting bacteria eating preferrably time and or money. In our case both!
    Third step:
    Download (a “Internet” related term, you must not understand) the software “Carlson hull” from:

    http://www.carlsondesign.com/#Fun_Shareware

    do not worry, it is neither FUN nor have you to share anything……and what could YOU share?

    go to: http://freeship-plus.land.ru/downloadsE.html

    download (now you know already how it goes) the program.

    Install both of the programs in a directory that is convenient to find. So, Carlson should not be placed betweeen all your **** related “C+xxx” files!

    Click the “hull.exe” file, a miracle appears, someone has made a boat shape on your screen!
    That’s Ok for now, you must not fear that!

    Now the intellectual part of the game starts; you have to find the “help file” and to follow strictly the advice given!
    Imagine the shape of your dream boat first (hard, I know, better to digest some given opinion), then scroll through the many possible designs included in that incredible software. Choose the one that fits your rough imagination best.
    Play with it (you remember the instructions?), do not save it! You will overwrite the original file (design). And who are You to overwrite others serious efforts?
    Now you have a shape that fits your demand! Congrat´s. Just leave the program, your recent drawing will be saved as “default.hul”

    Change to “freeship” and “import” the file you created.
    Tataaa, there it appears as if it was made by a “PRO”

    Do´nt play too much with it, you may destroy the nice shape, but you “must” click the “project linesplan” button, then print it !!!
    Go to see your local sailing “champions” they haven´t seen such nice and professional drawings before!
    So, after the most obvious pressure is released, we can focus on the boat design…

    In the next lesson we will design your boat! Promised!



    For sure I will guide you through all the necessary steps to achieve the impossible….

    to be continued.................................

    Regards
    Richard
     
  2. Ad Hoc
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    Ad Hoc Naval Architect

    sounds like your having fun...not!
     
  3. AmbitiousAmatur
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    You must be good as you always seem quite condescending.

    But in all seriousness, thank you. It is probably best to go through the pain of learning from a condescending and certain person than a lying unsure *****.
     
  4. AmbitiousAmatur
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    I don't speak russian though unfortunately.
     
  5. Ad Hoc
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    A condescending voice should not be confused with a disagreeing or dissenting voice.

    Most people do not like to be questioned, nor do they like to be exposed as lacking in knowledge, or trying to appear superior. That's human nature. Just because someone has more knowledge than someone else, should they apologies for it. Granted the "delivery" can play a role, but that is emotive and subjective.

    Those who have never been trained and brought up in a harsh work environment that must justify every calculation/decision and hence demand the same in return, to validate the whole procedure, should they apologies to those that have not and do not wish to be questioned? I have been accused of such many times, (in real life and on this website) doesn't bother me. If someone cannot answer my question, that is not my fault.

    I suspect the same is true of Apex and the environment he works in too. Those of us that "do this" for a living are very different from those "that dabble" for fun.

    It is better to be frank than to be shy/apologetic and make serious mistakes simply because, "..i didn't want to hurt his feelings!..". Subjective, emotive and feelings etc play no part in technical decision making in naval architecture/engineering, only objective.

    Sorry, slight deviation...

    Having said that I agree with your comments "...It is probably best to go through the pain of learning from a condescending and certain person than a lying unsure *****..". They will tell you the frank honest answers you seek.
     
  6. apex1

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    sure mate,
    thought I did it so obvious that everyone would take it with a grain of salt........well, we all fail sooner or later. I did sooner in this case.
    Second part to be released within the next days.

    Regards
    Richard
     
  7. thudpucker
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  8. apex1

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    Russian ??? interesting will check immediately...............


    You are right! I will try to fix that problem asap! Thanks for the hint!
    Tomorrow I guess we will have the next lesson (maybe on monday, depends how busy I´m tomorrow)

    Regards
    Richard
     
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  10. Manie B
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    i love it - Apex1 well done :D

    dont forget a chapter on CAD and how to import freeship into CAD

    AND then - now that you have spawned all these designers show them how to sell all those fantastic designs and make MEGA BUCKS selling their outstanding designs all over the internet - easy peasy - from rags to riches - wow :D




    :p
     
  11. Alik
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    Alik Senior Member

    Availability of software is becoming serious problem because knowledge, experience and taste are not enclosed for free download together with this professional soft :)
     
  12. apex1

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    Do´nt disturb my pleasure please! I will of course come to a conclusion pretty similar to this!
     
  13. Alik
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    Alik Senior Member

    OK, at the end of story let's post some photos of boat drawn by 'software users'. I have some...
     
  14. apex1

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    Will be fun I´m sure!!!;)

    And sorry folks, I have to finish a project today, so next step on Monday!
     

  15. lewisboats
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    I'm game...what make you of these?

    Something I was playing with for the Texas 200 Messabout/race/get together/thingy

    And the second one is of a small cruiser I have been contemplating

    The third is a rowboat I kinda like

    Got a nice little electric speedster for two here

    and a slightly smaller weekend cruiser for two

    Got a Stitch and glue mini tug

    and a Strip version too

    A 40 ft live aboard ala Buelher

    A tunnel hull shallow draft river runner

    A fat little catboat skiff

    and one I built personally... a 10 ft S&G fishing skiff

    Got an S&G Kayak

    a Swedish Pram inspired multichine rowboat

    A simple flat bottomed skiff which I built

    Another which is available in two versions...rowing and Power from Duckworks which has been built by someone other than me.

    A larger Catboat that can accomodate a small cuddy

    a larger rowboat reminiscent of old time pulling boats

    a nice 2 man rower for distance rowing

    And Finally a S&G canoe that has the same lines as the old Canadian canoes
     

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