Re: what is a station

DELFTship forum Hull modeling what is a station Re: what is a station

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AvatarMICHAEL KERR
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Hi,
a station is a bit like a slice of bread of a loaf
it defines the cross sectional shape of the hull. The major cross sectional shape is near the middle of your hull which helps to define the overall shape of your vessel fore and aft and altimately
its displacement, bouyance and prismatic coefficient. In metal boat construction you have to build up a skeletal shape by using longitudinal stringers and the stringers are attached to the cross sectional stations and then you can attach the metal plate to it. How many, well as less as you can get away with but usually in small boats they are evenly spaced every 600mm or 2.5 feet is about normal but dont hold me to that one.
Mike