Posts Tagged ‘boat drawing’


A horizontal reference line on both the profile and plan papers where all the height dimensions will use as their starting point. While it can be located at any point, it is popular to use the load waterline or perhaps a horizontal part of the keel line.


In boat plans, and in lofting, the the centerline of the boat drawings and the centerline of the boat shown.  It is shown in plan and body view. Take dimensions of any widths from this centerline out to the point.


In boat plans, the body is made into two parts, one half showing the forward stations and the other half showing the aft stations. Think of these lines showing what the boat will look as seen fro the bow, and then the stern, at the point where there are lines shown. The heights and widths are true numbers, or dimensions.