My creative aspirations to bring back 18th century launches derive from a love for the antiquated craftsmanship of old, whether in wood or on paper. For me, this was a drawing difficult to pinpoint but as mentioned in an earlier post I am continuously a novice looking to improve. I tend to view the Body Views inaccurately at times. I am still pondering as to whether I nailed it this time or not. The very wide Datum Waterline valued at the midship section almost to the same point as the sheer-line to me indicates a very slow vessel. So much resistance it would appear, but for me, a charm all in its own. Launches are not known to have a S/L ratio excessive of more than just a few nautical knots, and typically only within sheltered or somewhat sheltered waters. I calculated a Displacement at about 10,000 lbs. with a Volumetric Displacement of 155.52 cubic feet. The LOA is around 25 foot and a Beam at about 9’ – 6”. Though the Beam appears excessive, I imagine the case for additional passengers an imperative to the original designer. Although, I am not quite certain why my Cp is at 82 % with a D/L ratio of 555, but, perhaps, it just is, or it is not. I discovered a profile design in the book Architectura Navalis Mercatoria and did the best I could to assimilate its values. Comments are always welcome.
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Former US Marine 1971-1972 and PTSD and Spinal Cord Injury Survivor. I am an accomplished poet/photographer for the cause of the individual soul traumatized by the social, economic, religious, theological, jurisprudence, and with an etymologic fire to create a just & caring society. View all posts by John Gregory Evans