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Re: Shaping Forms
By:Chip Sandresky
Date: 7/30/2001, 3:51 pm
In Response To: Shaping Forms (Mike Boren)

1/16" is the traditional tolerance for boat lofting. According to Allan Vaitses' book 'Lofting', a nice neat job of building is more important than perfect measurements. He goes on at some length about perfect station molds. He says that it is fine to shoot for finer tolerance but, when it comes time to lay down strips, you'll never get it that close.

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Shaping Forms
Mike Boren -- 7/30/2001, 2:31 pm
easy way to check form symmetry
Paul G. Jacobson -- 7/30/2001, 11:49 pm
Re: easy way to check form symmetry
Mike Boren -- 7/31/2001, 4:40 pm
Re: Shaping Forms
Rehd -- 7/30/2001, 11:45 pm
Re: Shaping Forms
Ross Leidy -- 7/30/2001, 4:38 pm
Re: Shaping Forms
Chip Sandresky -- 7/30/2001, 3:51 pm
Re: Shaping Forms
Jim -- 7/30/2001, 3:04 pm
Re: Shaping Forms
Ben Staley -- 7/30/2001, 2:38 pm