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  1. Ist time modeling, and know I am in over my head, but feel a need to keep going. Have lots of time! Retired: Have always been in awe of the Bluenose. Got to see Bluenose 11 last year, and am now more in awe. Have the plans for Regarding Schooner Bluenose 1921, ¼"= 1'. Have downloaded Plank on Frame Modeling Practicum By Gene Bodnar. I need help to understand a lofting instruction: I Know it's my failure to comprehend what is being said. So please help me understand it. On page 18 it tells me. Now mark the bottom edge of the keel on your grid, which is found by placing the dividers on the Hull Profile Plan at the baseline at the Midship Frame and extending the dividers open to the bottom of the keel. Transfer this measurement to your grid by placing one end of the dividers on the baseline at the center of the keel and extending the other end to mark the keel. If I go to the Bottom of the keel, should this not be the top of the keel so that the Hull Frames rest on the top of the keel. Hope you can help. Thanking You in advance John

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