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>> Home > Forum > Building Related > Plimsoll Line
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NPJ
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 147
12th Sep 2018 20:11  
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Well even the LWL, but the point is.....

Is the method to put the boat in the bath, mark a couple of pencil lines both sides then, after drying, stick some white line tape on from Cornwall Models?
It sounds too easy...............

I have looked in this list and the boat related thread but cannot find an example.

Cheers.

NPJ


NPJ
RHBaker
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 111
12th Sep 2018 20:26  
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I get the boat absolutely level and, using a laser level, mark the plimsol line on hull.
After checking,
join the marks up
using Tamiya masking tape

gerritv
(Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 4
12th Sep 2018 23:33  
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If you have access to the drawings, then measure in several places, level on the bench according to your marks and then run a pencil mark around the hull. Then you have a continuous line to align the tape with.
Depending on the hull build, you might have to measure down from the deck (My dad added .75" to the depth of hull to gain displacement for batteries etc.) This led me to measure from the deck line.
Once model is in the water, shift ballast around until it is level with the line.


Restoring a 1:72 HMCS Athabaskan (G07)
NPJ
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 147
13th Sep 2018 09:28  
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Thank you both.
Do not have plans or a laser, but I take the point about allowing for the load re batteries ect.
Only just starting with filler primer so have a little time yet to get the bits.
Cheers all.
NPJ


NPJ
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2417
13th Sep 2018 10:18  
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Hi Neville, are we talking about your Range Safety Launch here??
Assuming we are; here's a photo showing where the waterline should be.
Here's another, in 'Glorious Tetchnicolour'😉.
Cheers, Doug 😎


Attached Files - Click To View Large


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
gerritv
(Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 4
13th Sep 2018 12:23  
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By printing those photos on A4 you can use dividers and a calculator to determine the ratio between the photo scale and your model. You can then use that info to transfer the line location to your model.


Restoring a 1:72 HMCS Athabaskan (G07)
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2417
13th Sep 2018 12:36  
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Exactamente! 👍 The colour pic in A3 if possible!


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
NPJ
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 147
13th Sep 2018 22:15  
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Thanks all. That is what I will do when it comes to it.
I will print off the A3 in colour now as it looks so good!
Hope to post later on general progress and an unexpected extra!

TTFN

NPJ


NPJ
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2417
13th Sep 2018 22:22  
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Evenin' Neville, yeah, that colour pic will make a good poster in A3👍
But print it on a decent gloss photo paper with minimum 300dpi cos you'll be able to see much more detail than with normal copy paper.
Now I'm on tenterhooks waiting for the 'unexpected extra'!
We know you and your 'extras' 😲😁
All the best and much success, Cheers, Doug 😎


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
NPJ
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 147
14th Sep 2018 09:51  
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Having trouble communicating due to not using usual equipment and not being at home most of the time.........

Did try last night on a tablet but lost all I had typed! I am having to work with just one screen and not used to that.

Going to try again now.

What do you know about Trawlers.......................?

TTFN.
NPJ


NPJ
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2417
14th Sep 2018 09:57  
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Me Neville?
Nuffink, Sorry🤔
Happy Trawling, Cheers, Doug 😎


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!