Scale width

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Jklein
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Scale width

Postby Jklein » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:40 pm

Many barrel back designs are fairly narrow making side by side seating a bit cramp. What are the dangers or benefits of scaling the width just a few inches?

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hoodman
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Re: Scale width

Postby hoodman » Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:01 am

Increasing the width of the bottom frame members will completely change the shape of the bottom. It's hard for those of use without an education in marine architecture to foresee the consequences of doing so. It would likely give you troubles throughout the build process and who knows what would happen to performance.


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