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Re: Shortened LM18

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VT_Jeff wrote: Thu Nov 11, 2021 2:06 pm
jonnymac wrote: Thu Nov 11, 2021 1:39 pm
pee wee wrote: Thu Nov 11, 2021 1:10 pm . . . and there's a good example of why the metric system is better for scaling boat plans! Get the metric plans (some plans come with both systems of measurement), it's much easier to work with. 2.7 meters x 1.1 is easier to figure (less likely to make an error) than feet, twelfths of a foot (inches) and eights, quarters or halves of an inch. Buy a metric tape measure and you'll be set. 8)
I agree, but some people can’t make the shift. Even with metric I would still use a spread sheet to calculate the dimensions. I would put every dimension in a column, formula that applied the change in a second. Its faster than by hand and less error prone.
Agreed. Working in metric has clear advantages when scaling, but for me, I was not going to make that shift to a metric tape measure etc. Which is why I did the pre-work to calculate/scale every measurement on the plans and then build in inches and feet. A day or so of work with the plans and a spreadsheet was a lot easier than months of adjusting to metric.


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Re: Shortened LM18

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I'm glad I reached out to all of you guys before i pulled the trigger!!

Metric measurement isn't an issue for me at all. Im a BMW and Mercedes technician by trade and have been since I was 18 so my brain already works in metric.

I think I'm going to head the route of scaling up the FS14LS and be extremely happy with that choice

I can't wait to get the plans together, scaled, and give yall a build thread!

Thanks everyone,
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NaplesEuroTech728 wrote: Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:32 pm I'm glad I reached out to all of you guys before i pulled the trigger!!

Metric measurement isn't an issue for me at all. Im a BMW and Mercedes technician by trade and have been since I was 18.....

Thanks everyone,
Alexa
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Jeff,
Of course! If she's a diesel i have plenty of hands on with the OM642 drivetrain and have a good friend that's a "sprinter only" guy, just holler!

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Glad you have decided on the FS14LS scaled by 10%, just buy the metric plans and you are all set with your experience. :D

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