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Posted: May 11th, 2011 at 02:25   |   Subject: Design 123 DXF Files
I am ready to start building my boat an would like to purchase the dxf files. How soon will they be ready?
Posted: May 11th, 2011 at 12:28   |   Subject: Design 123 DXF Files
I've done about half of them. I can complete them and make them available online in about 2 weeks.

Would that be OK?

Best regards

Posted: May 12th, 2011 at 01:05   |   Subject: Design 123 DXF Files
George this ould be great, as soon as they show up I will be purchasing them. Thank you
Posted: May 5th, 2013 at 17:53   |   Subject: A question about dxf frames
I was curious if the frames were shaped to include the cutout for the lap?
Posted: May 5th, 2013 at 18:29   |   Subject: cutout
By cutout, I meant landing
Posted: May 6th, 2013 at 23:51   |   Subject: landing for lapstrake

They don't need to be. If we only had three or four planks then we would need to flatten the edges of the frames off to take the planks.

But we have eleven planks, so the amount of flattening required would be very small, especially when you take into consideration that the bottom of each plank (except the garboard) sits on top of the previous plank – so really it touches the frame at the top (and laps the previous plank).

The gap between the inner face of the plank and the frame (near the top of the previous plank) is quite small, because the top 30mm of the previous plank is bevelled so that the next plank sits on it nicely. Small gaps can be filled with thickened epoxy as the planks are bonded on. And the frames are filleted to the planks after planking is finished, which will complete the process.

Also, if there is some curvature, this will be induced in the ply planks fairly easily as they are bent around the frames. The very act of bending the plank around the frames and twisting it at the same time will induce a natural curvature across it.

Lapstrake with eleven planks is pretty much like traditional clinker, just brought up to date.

Posted: May 7th, 2013 at 07:00   |   Subject: same question concerning Design 055
Does this also apply for the design 055, which has 9 planks on each side? Or do I need to flatten the edges of the frames in this case?

Posted: May 7th, 2013 at 11:30   |   Subject: Design 055
Hi Sante

It is the same with Design 055. You do not need to flatten the frames to take the planks.

We adjust the number of planks to suit the girth (the length around) of the frames, so that the planks are a reasonable width over their full length - not too wide amidships and not too narrow at the stem – while generally laying nicely on the frames.

CNC cutting files will be available for Design 055 shortly.