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Re: stretching Mill Creek
Posted by Charlie on Oct 31, 2006
In traditional boatbuilding there is usually a mold which can be readily extended or collapsed to make boats of different lengths from a single design. But, in S&G you have nothing but plank shapes. The plank shapes are nowadays generated by a special computer program. If you start screwing with them there is no telling what you will end up with. For instance, if you redraw a set of planks to make a design longer without flattening the rocker you may end up with stems that are too high out of the water making some of your new waterline useless. I have heard of some S&G designs being stretched or cut but, they were hulls with transoms where the aft section was kind of boxy and altering length was easy to do and the results were very predictable.
In Response to: stretching Mill Creek 16 by steve on Oct 31, 2006