RIVER DRIFTER

by Mike

The line drawing dimensions in 'DRIFT BOATS AND RIVER DORIES' are stated as; O-6-2 AND 10-1-6 OR 13-0-2.

Can someone crack this code for me please?




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DRIFTER DIMENSIONS
by: MIKE

THANK YOU, MIKE. NOW I GET IT!

Offsets
by: Mike

This is how the dimensions are often given in the offsets for the position of a point on the outside of the hull at a ‘station’.

Traditionally the numbers refer to "feet" - "inches" - "eighths of an inch.
So your O-6-2 = 0ft + 6inch + 2/8 (6 and 1/4 inches).
10-1-6 = 10ft + 1 inch + 3/8 inch,
13-0-2. = 13ft + 0 inch + 1/4 (2/8)inch.

Just to complicate things, if there is a + or a – after the last number that means you should add or subtract 1/16 of an inch from the last number.

So if your 0-6-2 had a + sign after it, it would work out as 6inch + 5/16inch.


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