Sunshine Yacht Tender Model #3: Lofting Pt. 2

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Blog entry by kharder posted 04-01-2010 02:46 PM 1816 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I bought some 1/4” x 1/16” x 24” basswood strips to use as batons and continued with the lofting. I’ts about like doing the full size lofting with 3/8” planks and crayons, but it’s a good start.

I started with the sheer line in both profile and plan view to get a sense of the shape.

I also lofted the keel and keelson.

And then the stem.

And finally the deadwood.

The upper waterlines all turned into a bit of a mess because they are so close together. I don’t think I need to use the waterlines to redo the offsets on the station molds but I will need the waterlines for picking up the bevels on the transom.

I also found a couple spots that don’t look right and i will use the lofted line instead.

I’ll need to figure these out further in the full size build, but for now I have to remember that it’s just a model.

Build Costs:
  • Plans – $45.00
  • Lofting– $6.50

Total Cost = $51.50

Build Hours:
  • Lofting – 14 hours

Total Build Hours = 14 hours

Next Steps
  • Complete the lofting
  • Cut out the station molds

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#1 posted 04-01-2010 06:29 PM

great blog to learn from
and it looing good sofare
thank´s for sharing
ceep let them coming
with this kind of details
I´m sure everybody will
enjoy it and learn from them


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