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I am a first-time scratch boat builder and I was given plans of the FIFIE FISHING BOAT to start with. The plans I might add look as if they have been copied a few times which one would expect to distort slightly and I would make allowance for slight errors but, nothing makes sense to me. Firstly, the ribs are drawn 90 degrees to the horizontal line whereas the keel lies at an angle. This has the ribs leaning forward in the boat. The distance from the LWL to the bottom of the rib 5 and from the LWL to bottom of rib 6 is a step of 11mm over a distance of 50mm. Quite a jump. I unfortunately rushed in and made a keel, started cutting ribs and then came upon this problem. The plans were drawn up by James Pottinger.
I went to a club member for advice and he suggested I could compromise and make the ribs fit. This would be OK for me if I wanted to put the boat on a shelf, but I want it to float. I would like some opinions as to my chances of the boat not turning turtle.
Regards to all.
Centurion Boat club