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  1. As I said, they are used to fair the hull. You measure out on the diagonal in the half breadth on a given section from the centerline to the intersection at that station. Now, take that same measurement on the body plan, measuring down the same diagonal from the centerline to where it intersects that same station. The two measurements will be identical. When that happens with each measurement so taken at each diagonal at each station, and if all the other waterline and buttock line measurements agree, the plan is fair. You can now use the waterlines, buttock lines, and diagonals to plot any cross section at any point on the hull. This allows you to lay out any framing plan you wish, knowing that the measurements will yield fair framing. Russ
  2. Those are the half breadth expression of the diagonal lines you see in the body plan. They are measured down from the centerline along each diagonal to each station and then plotted on the half breadth plan, opposite from the waterline half breadths. They are used, in addition to the waterlines and buttock lines, to fair the hull. Russ
  3. Bob: Welcome aboard. I would advise you to complete the Phantom kit with which you are most comfortable. If it were mine, I would stick with the wood hull, but that is me. You do what you think is best. Good luck with whichever you choose. Russ
  4. The outer surface of the planks should be flush with the outer surface of the sternpost. It appears in the photograph that the rabbet for the planking at the sternpost was not deep enough. Russ
  5. Hamilton: Lees is giving you rigging circumference. You need to calculate diameter from that and then divide by your scale denominator. For instance, if the mast diameter is 30 inches, then half that would be a 15 inch circumference stay. The diameter of the stay would be about 4.77 inches. At 1/100 scale that would be .047" diameter. A diameter of 3/64" would do nicely. Russ
  6. Chances are there are no photos of the model if they could not find any. The model might be on display or it could be in storage. Access to these models (if in storage) requires making an appointment months in advance, then going there in person. Russ
  7. Kenny: Your cross section came out really well. Great display case. Congratulations on a fine model. Russ
  8. Also, John Earl wrote an article for Ships in Scale magazine about building the Bluenose II. It is available on his website.
  9. Thanks. These little skiffs are fun to build and do not take very much time to get a nice result. Russ