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modifying plans
By:Chris Hughes
Date: 10/5/2001, 8:31 pm

I an going to build a Great Auk which I plan to shorten to 16' 3". The reason is simple, that's the biggest boat I can build in my shop and get it out of the basement.
In Nick Schades book he gives a couple of formulas to change a design. I have spent a couple of hours trying to figure the first one out. I can not get the results that he gets for changing the Auk from 17' to 14'. Is there someone out there who can post an example or e mail how it's supposed to work. There is no example for the first formula and the example for the second formula is wrong(typo, what should be an equal sign is a minus sign). Is there a typo in the first formula as well, other then the fact that the SIGN function in the formula will not work in Excel with [] you need to use().
Other then the formulas the book is great and can't wait to get started. The strong back is built, the plans glued to plywood and the cedar is ready to be cut. I have couple of days work before I'm ready to start installing the form so any help will be welcome.
Many thanks in advance.
Best regards
Chris Hughes
Newport RI

Messages In This Thread

modifying plans
Chris Hughes -- 10/5/2001, 8:31 pm
Re: modifying plans
Craig -- 10/7/2001, 8:43 am
Re: modifying plans
erez -- 10/6/2001, 6:05 pm
Re: modifying plans
Dave Houser -- 10/6/2001, 2:02 am