# Re: Stem thickness and bottom board

DELFTship forum Hull modeling Stem thickness and bottom board Re: Stem thickness and bottom board

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Icare
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Well, I hope I got it right…
(Pfew! :pinch: Two Frenchmen discussing in english…)

I understood you selected the stem’s edge and moved it in the transversal direction (screenshot #1)… but this opened the hull’s bow (screenshot #2) and you want to close it and leave a flat space for the false stem. And, as I assume you drew the bottom board and the side board on different layers (don’t worry, this is the right way to do ðŸ˜‰ ), the operation will be a (very!) little harder than if the whole hull was drawn on an only layer.

The stem’s closing:
I begin by this one because I think it’s easier and the result can be appreciated immediately. :woohoo:
Using the side board’s layer (or the very stem’s layer if any), select the segment of the stem’s edge (the one you moved away from the symmetry plane), and extrude it back towards the symmetry plane (this will draw the side board’s thinkness and close the stem)(screenshot #2).

The bottom’s closing:
Look, there’s a long triangular split in the bottom board, just behind the stem’s foot.
Using the bottom board’s layer, select the triangular split’s edges and close it (screenshot #3)! This is just the best and easiest way I found to finish the job ðŸ˜‰ (screenshot #4).
Now, check for the knuckle lines: creases for the side board and round for the bottom board.

But instead of closing the stem, you can draw the false stem, too! (screenshot #5) You already know the required operations ðŸ˜‰

Don’t forget to use the convenient layers!

Of course, during the operations, toggle the model display on “wireframe” (I toggled it on shade just to help you figuring out my speech).

Si tu prÃ©fÃ¨res, je peux te le refaire en franÃ§ais ðŸ˜‰