What's the most efficient way to fair lines from a table of offsets?

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  1. ldigas
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    ldigas Senior Member

    jehardiman, although I consider my knowledge of english to be solid, I'm unfamiliar with the term "the bearding line", and I cannot find it in neither the technical dictionary nor in some other sources.
    Could you put a word or two which line is that?
     
  2. DCockey
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    DCockey Senior Member

    For those not familar with the term "bearding line" in a wooden boat is the intersection of the inside surface of the planking with the stem, keel and stern post. The "rabbet line" is the intersection of the outside surface of the planking with the stem, keel and stern post.

    I was implying the bearding line and/or rabbet line when I said "as well as the stem, keel and transom/stern post". Logically the bearding line would be used on a set of lines and offsets to the inside of the planking, and the rabbet line when the lines and offsets are to the outside of the planking. But I've run accross rabbet lines shown for the stem and stern post when the other lines and offsets are to the inside of the planking, though these are usually for lines and offsets taken from an existing boat. Lack of access to the bearding line for measuring was probably the reason for showing the rabbet line.
     

  3. The Loftsman
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    The Loftsman The Loftsman

    Hi,
    Have not been able to get onto the site for a while now but all sorted, to clarify I understood that the original question was "What's the most efficient way to fair lines from a table of offsets?" which by definition implies that the offsets require fairing so they cannot be a set of Finished or as we used to call them "Faired Offsets"
    Faired offsets will contain all required points to define the finished shape of the Hull complete.

    Cheers
     
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