Lofting a Boat A step-by-step manual

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-03-01
  • Publisher: Adlard Coles
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The second book in our Classic Boat series aimed at traditional boat lovers, builders and restorers. Lofting is an essential stage in the transition between designing and building a boat - at some point the design plans have to be turned into boat lines plans to measure off and build the full-size boat. Its a tricky art, but this book shows exactly how it is done in clear, step-by step diagrammatic stages. Aimed specifically at the amateur DIY builder, it will enable anyone to build a boat of any size, whether power or sail. The author has been teaching lofting to boatbuilding students for over 10 years, and has found that the key to understanding is visualisation - hence the plethora of step-by-step diagrams in this book. Lofting will be welcomed by budding boatbuilders everywhere.

Author Biography

Roger Kopanycia has taught students from all over the world wooden boatbuilding skills and techniques, including the art of lofting. He is an assessor for City and Guilds and NVQ qualifications. Prior to his teaching role, he had 20 years experience in the field of engineering.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
What is lofting?p. 4
Why bother lofting a boat?p. 5
The Lines Drawing and Offset Tablep. 6
How much space do I need to loft a boat?p. 9
Tools for the jobp. 10
The lofting procedurep. 11
Setting out the Lofting Gridp. 12
Plotting the Sheer, Profile and Rabbetlines in the Profile Viewp. 18
Plotting the Rabbet and Sheerlines in the Half-breadth/Waterline Viewp. 22
Plotting the Station Lines in the Body Planp. 28
Plotting the Waterlines in the Half-breadth Viewp. 36
Plotting the Buttock Lines in the Profile Viewp. 43
Fairing the Buttock Lines in the Profile Viewp. 55
Plotting and fairing the Diagonalsp. 60
Expanding/developing the Transomp. 79
Developing a Deck Camberp. 83
Congratulations! The basic lofting of the boat is completep. 92
Developing the forward face of a raked/angled Transomp. 96
Lofting a Radiused Transomp. 100
Moving on from the loftingp. 126
Keel cross-sections and Bevel Boardp. 127
Stem cross-sections and Bevel Boardp. 131
Final techniquesp. 137
Basic lofting glossaryp. 144
Indexp. 146
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