Gil Fleming

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  • in reply to: Stations waterlines and bullocks keep resetting #34486
    Gil Fleming
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    Hi Joe,

    After you do that, you have to click on the red circle below the X box in the upper right corner of the box to add or delete station, waterlines etc. If you just click on the X and close the box, the stations etc. will revert to whatever was there originally. The red circle should show a pop up “Close this Dialog”. Click on that, then close the box and then click save and then re=open the box and enter you new stations etc. After you enter your new data, click on the red circle again and then close the box and save the data.

    Gil Fleming
    Gil Fleming Yacht Design Ltd.

    in reply to: Re:hull thickness deduction #33905
    Gil Fleming
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    Hi Mike,

    I don get Passagemaker magazine and saw the results of that contest. I should have entered it, but didn’t. I have a 30′ trawler design in aluminum that would have fitted the design criteria they set out pretty closely. I used to advertize in the magazine on a regular basis but with the economic down turn I have stopped for a while. I have also noticed that in the last year or so, PM magazine seems to be profiling only large motor yachts and the large trawlers. Since Bill Parlatore sold it, the magazine seems to have drifted away from its original smaller trawler concept. So maybe I’ll look around for some better publication to advertize in that suits the type of work I’m doing.

    I’ve been using FastShip for my design work for a number of years, however, Proteus Engineering, the software developer has not really upgraded the product in quite a while. I purchased Delftship from Martijn last year and find it much easier to work with and much more intuitive to use. I have compared hulls designed in Delftship by importing them into Fastship and the results displacement and hydrostatic wise are pretty close, which gives me good confidence that Delftship is a good product. Certainly, you can’t beat the price.

    Nice chatting with you.

    Regards – Gil

    in reply to: Re:hull thickness deduction #33901
    Gil Fleming
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    Regarding hull thickness deduction in Delftship. My method is that once I have the completed hull lines and form, I export it to another program in order to arrive at the hull thickness deduction at each station or transverse frame. I use Corel Draw for all my two dimensional drawings. I can export the hull lines in various views from Delftship to Corel Draw in .dxf format. Corel draw has a “contour” tool which allows offsetting of the frame shape – either inside or outside to any desired dimension. This tool will accurately give an offset frame shape to the Delftship lines drawing. I also use Rhino 3D which will do the same thing. It’s a round about way of doing it, but it is accurate. I can then give the builder either scaled or full size frame patterns that include the hull thickness offset.

    Gil Fleming
    Gil Fleming Yacht Design
    http://www.gilflemingyachtdesign.ca

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