Building the Bouchie Dory, Episode 2. We continue with the process of designing the dory. In this video we tackle the “half breadth” view. This is basically a birds eye view of the boat split down the center-line. Most boats, with the exception of Italian Gondolas, are symmetrical after all. The biggest trick for us, to creating this view, is to carry the starting and stopping points of the bottom chine up from the profile and onto our half breadth view. It’s a simple exercise but one that you could miss if you weren’t thinking about it. This process is especially important if your lofting included “diagonals”. We won’t be getting into that on this project but it’s good to be aware that they require some special attention.

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