_SalD_ Posted May 7, 2014 Share #1 Posted May 7, 2014 Hello all, I am fairly new to this website and I am currently in the process of building my first ship. I am working on the New York pilot boat, ‘Phantom’ by Model Shipways. I have carved the hull attached the keel and was getting ready to copper the bottom of the hull. Before starting the copper I need to scribe the waterline along the hull. To do this I wanted to build the Launching Ways that the model is displayed on to get its correct position. Now, if I build the Launching Ways per the directions included in the kit the angle of the Launching Ways will be approximately 3 degrees, which will be the angle that the keel will sit at. However, if I measure the angle of the keel from the plans that also came with the kit, that angle measures 4.5 degrees. Please bear with me a question is coming. My cad drawing of the Launching Ways Profile of ship from kit plans Now I assume that the waterline on the ship should be horizontal when you have the ship on the display. Yes? No? Doesn’t matter? If so, do I build the Launching Ways per the kit’s directions and use that angle (3 degrees) to scribe my waterline or do I use the angle from the plans (4.5 degrees) and build the Launching Ways to that angle? I’m leaning towards using the angle from the plans (4.5 degrees) and reworking the Launching Ways, unless that’s totally wrong. I have one more question if you will allow me. I was planning ahead and I've noticed that the angles of the two masts are not quite the same. I don’t know if I’m being too precise here or are the two masts just parallel to each other? Thanks for any help you can offer. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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