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Re: Off Topic: Goin' with Yost measurements *PIC*

: Has anyone mentioned the weird way Yost specs his plans? Not inches
: and fractions, but in thousandths of a foot. Making a conversion
: to something that can actually be read on a tape measure is a
: minor task which hasn't stopped all those folks who build his
: designs!

Hi Paul,

I always work in metric, and with 25.4mm to an inch, measurements are quite accurate.
Converting to metric can be done manually, and as you mention is a minor task, or via an Excel spreadsheet.

Feet / decimal is unfortunately all my CAD allows, so my spreadsheet converts all to Metric (cm or mm) as
the case may be. (Feet X 12 X 25.4 = mm)

Here's a Metric conversion / offsets spreadsheet and a drawing of the flatwater training kayak I plan to build from it.
The offsets are for a multi-chine SOF version, but a hardshell requires only rounding of the hull shape using a flexible
thin nylon rod (R/C pushrod). I've done this in the past on two woodstrip versions of museum Iqyax surveys as well as a
George Dyson double baidarka.

Cheers, Tom

http://www.yostwerks.com/MeteorOffsets.xls - Meteor Offsets ( Deck offsets not yet included, but three variations are in the works)
Anyone interested can download this spreadsheet and use the format to create your own Imperial to metric conversions.

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