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Old 03-17-2005, 04:54 PM
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Boat construction question
what is the best way to transfer the plan to the construction material??

eg. in the past when i made small boat out of bulsa wood i used a sheet of carbon paper between the plan and the wood and then traced around the plan, leaving a copy on the wood.

im now build a boat out of fibreglass sheet and would like to know the best way to transfer the plan to fibreglass sheet.

i dont want to glue the plan to the sheet and then cut it out becouse then the plan will be destroyed any suggestions??


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maybe use your old method of replicating the plan using carbon paper, but this time transfer it to another sheet of paper and then glue that one to the 'glass sheet. THat way you leave your original in tact
Old 03-17-2005, 11:07 PM
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Want an easier way? Take your plans down to a copy shop and have them copied. Now you can cut up the copy and temporarily glue the paper to the wood or, to save the paper templates, permanently to wood or a hard, thin material to use repeatedly for multiple boats by tracing around them. Much easier than the carbon paper route
Old 03-18-2005, 01:09 AM
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I've heard of one old trick but I haven't got a clue as to how it would work transferring to 'glas. Flip the plans over and use an iron on it. It will heat the ink and transfer it that way.

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