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  1. Are these the diagonals (example from Mahuna's Dunbrody thread) we are speaking about?
  2. Thanks for the answer but im not quite certain how these proof diagonals work. Can you please elaborate?
  3. Hi, I once again need your advise. After playing a bit with CAD i tried to somehow get Boudriot's Jacinthe plans working (probably for the 192th time ) for me. Im not even certain if i ever use them to build something but recreating waterlines (by drawing frames based on Boudriot's lines, then "correcting them" and finaly drawing my own waterlines based upon the new frames which then are used to mutualy correct each other) can be a joy on it's own. Tbh, i just wanted to know if my newly drawn waterlines appear feasable or if i have failed to notice something. Thanks in advance, Daniel
  4. Ancre sells two monographs for merchant vessels, the Mercure from 1730 and the Boulogne from 1759. The problem is that both designs seem to have used double frames so they might not be what you are looking for.
  5. It's a student version of autocad 2014 so i believe it has but truth to be told, i barely manage to understand it's 2dimensional capabilities My plan to check if im doing right is to measure the frames's outer lines at one, two and three centimeters and basicaly recreate a simple half breath plan. If the resulting waterlines are halfway harmonous then all should be well.
  6. Thanks for the answers! Im not completely certain if im on the right track but the few frames i have managed to loft so far look promising. Once i have a few more together i can check if it all fits. I have added an example frame.
  7. The original plans are on paper. It's the barque catalane from the AAMM. The lines i added are perfectly aligned to the reference line/keelline at the bottom. After some frustration and coming to the ultimate decision that 35bucks in paper shouldn't be burned i tried to align all other lines to the keelline and therefore get some consistency (drafting the middleframe worked more or less) but im not certain if this is the right approach. *Edit* The example is obviously not a cad file, i just wanted to make my problems with the various lines on the original visible which have to be solved before i can convert the plan with autocad.
  8. Hello, im trying to convert a newly purchased boat plan into cad but the apparent lack of accuracy drives me nuts. For example, neither are the station lines on the sheer plan in a 90 degrees angle to the reference line nor are the reference/ keel line and the waterlines in any way or shape paralel (which they usualy should). Trying to get one straight usualy offsets the other by a milimetre or more. I honestly don't quite know what to do except of burning the whole thing, can you give me any advise please?
  9. I would like to add that a healthy amount of wooddust mixed with some glue will brush up small inaccuracies/gaps rather well.
  10. I was thinking about Ancre's Cygne monograph. Jack.Aubrey is currently building an amazing Guadalupe and one of the plans he posted shows a small line, which i assume to be the deckline. -> http://s46.photobucket.com/user/tom-pullings/media/Brick%20de%2024%20Plans/nave_zps4d5c5a31.jpg.html(second curved line below the gunports).
  11. I have a question about deck lines on the sheer plan. Do they correspond to the middle of the deck or to the deck's sides? Mondfeld mentions that they show the highest point (therefore the middle of the deck) but on other plans they seem to show the deck's lowest point, therefore the side. What is right?
  12. I like all of thes projects but especialy Halifax which is relatively small yet has some ornamentation. My only concern would be how to get the plans for the vessel. Smaller sized vessels can also be built at a larger scale, which is nice.
  13. It should be kept in mind that even imperial units do not always correspond to the current imperial system. (english foot to the french pied de roi is an example which might be important for french ships).