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Buttocks, Waterlines and Diagonals

On June 7, 2017, in Designer Articles, by Glen L. Witt
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This discussion primarily applies to vee bottom boats, although the terminology is similar to those with a round bilge. The terms buttocks (butt), waterlines (wl), and diagonals (diag) are referred to on the “Lines Drawing” of a set of plans which is usually on sheet 2. Unless the boat is being lofted, they will have […]

Whitehall electric launch

On December 19, 2011, in Glen-L Styles, by paul
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Hi fellow boatbuilders, I used the blueprints for the hull and added a fore and aft deck for floatation and storage. The middle rowing bench encloses 4 semitraction batteries and the drive and control head for the motor. I used a 80 pound minn kota electric motor built into the rudder which will drive the […]

The Basics Needed to Build a Boat

On March 16, 2011, in Build Your Dream Boat Series, News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk
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Sometimes it helps to go back to the basics whether it’s with marketing a business or building a boat. We are frequently asked what you need to get started building your own boat. So, I thought it would be a good idea to spell out for you what you need to get started.  Let’s say […]

What is This Thing Called Displacement?

On February 18, 2011, in Build Your Dream Boat Series, News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk
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  Continuing the boat building dream #27…   Dear, I hope all is well with you. The article below was written by Ken Hankinson and I think it’s a very thorough explanation of displacement and boat design… enjoy! ********* Scratch and Dent Sale ********* Every once in a while we get our inventory of books […]

Build Your Dream Boat #10

On July 30, 2010, in Build Your Dream Boat Series, News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk
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Just as promised in my last post, this is all about the building form of your boat. My father wrote the following article which really paints a vivid picture of what is involved in the process. There are a couple of terms in the article that not everyone will understand so here are the definitions: […]

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