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Currently working on my Sakonnet Daysailer and started painting the hull. Having a bit of trouble with the waterline template though. It's printed out on the kit supplied plan. So I made a few photocopies. But after cutting out the template on one sheet it didn't sit right on the hull and I knew I wouldn't get an accurate freehand line that way. I tried framing out another sheet by taping strips of wood but that just warped on me.

I may try cardboard next or just use the dimensions from the profile view in the plans and go from there. I'll figure it out, I guess, but any hints, tips or suggestions are welcomed.

Also, what's the best way to mark the WL? I know graphite shows through paint and I'd rather not scribe. Was thinking of using a pastel pencil that matches the color below the WL.




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Hi Phil

I am working on the Niagara which has a painted hull

I measured the position of the waterline off the plans and then

used Tamiya masking tape top and bottom to  define the waterline

And then painted it in

Hope this helps




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