Table of offsets (for the Fatty Knees dinghy designed by Lyle Hess?)

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  1. renaissance man
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    Does anyone know where I can find a table of offsets for the Fatty Knees dinghy?
    designer is Lyle Hess.
     
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    I wasn't aware that the Fatty Knees dinghy was still in production, aparantely lines are not available. There are two of them here in the anchorage in American Samoa, maybe I can take some critical measurements and reverse engineer this.... thanks for the info.

    Cheers,
    Don
     
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    Moggy,
    Thanks for link...looks promising.

    Cheers,
    Don
     
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    You might find something that appeals to you in John Gardners book; Building Classic Small Craft. Complete plans for 47 boats, these are plans in public domain. Lots of good little boats in that book.
     
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    Several other of John Gardner's books may have plans of interest including Building Classic Small Craft Volume 2, Wooden Boats to Build and Use, Classic Small Craft You Can Build and The Dory Book

    John Gardner's plans are not in the public domain. Boats can be built from the plans in the books but the plans can not be duplicated (other than for "fair-use" as permitted by copyright law). As drawn size copies of many of John's plans can be obtained from Mystic Seaport http://library.mysticseaport.org/collections/shipsplans.cfm?mtyp=vesseltype&mclass=9&mkind=research

    Mystic also has plans available by a number of other designers. Some of the designs available are are shown in Boat Plans at Mystic Seaport by Anne and Maynard Bray, available for free download at http://www.offcenterharbor.com/wp-content/uploads/Boat Plans of Mystic% and for online viewing at http://library.mysticseaport.org/initiative/ImPage.cfm?BibID=30839&ChapterId=1 , and 87 Boat Designs by Ben Fuller http://www.mysticseaport.org/index....productID=B94DFD89-85AF-4DED-8AFA57E7221F74A4 Also, plans are available for many of the boats shown in Mystic Seaport Watercraft by Bray, Fuller and Vermila which can be viewed online at http://library.mysticseaport.org/initiative/ImPage.cfm?BibID=36560&ChapterId=1
     
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    Thanks again for info.
     
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    David, I used the wrong words; public domain. I meant to imply that it would be permissable to use the plans for a one off build. My bad! Were I to do one of the boats, I'd almost surely buy a plan set from Mystic Museum. That would be the decent thing to do.
     
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    If there are two in American Samoa, where you are, just measure one of those.
     

  13. renaissance man
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    I was thinking of that, but also looking at another set of plans for $75 that is similar and about the same size. This might be easier with station lines and paterns already included.

    Cheers,
    Don
     
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