Charlie

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  • in reply to: Autofair Function #44936
    Charlie
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    That’s quite a story surrounding your ship! The family connection is great.

    At any rate, my MSW handle is anaxamander49. I hate the name and will change it when I can (MSW requires a certain number of posts before you can do that, and I haven’t reached that number yet). I agree that it’s better to communicate on these topics there, so I’ll keep this short.

    I do, however, have a Delftship-related question. Is there a way to ensure its accuracy, at least at certain points?¬† I want my half breadth to be EXACTLY 23 feet 1 inch, and that’s difficult to achieve by moving control lines around.

     

    in reply to: Autofair Function #44934
    Charlie
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    Terry,

    Thanks for replying.

    I guess I should tell you what I’m up to. I’m not working from old plans. Instead, they are my own hand-drawn plans of the Sovereign of the Seas (1637). I’ve been working nearly full-time on this project for about eight years, and had considerable assistance from the late Frank Fox who, as you probably know, was the preeminent naval historian regarding ships of this era. I was put in contact with him via another MSW member, who has been reading a rough draft of a manuscript I prepared describing these plans

    I know this is not the place for it, but I would really like to hear about the magnitude of the errors you’ve encountered in older plans. As you might guess, I know from firsthand experience how difficult it is to draw them.

    Am I correct in assuming that your ship is the Galilee?

    in reply to: Autofair Function #44930
    Charlie
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    Thank  you very much! Loved your model!

    At any rate, I believe that I can do what I want to do using the free version of Delftship, but doing so on this ship is rather painful. Each station consists of five different curves, some of which are very sharp, so describing them takes more points that I would like to use. Since I want a high degree of accuracy, I probably should be using Rhino for this, but that is waaaaay out of my price range.

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