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|Author||Topic: Straight Waterline|
posted 01-13-2001 11:05 AM ET (US)
Thought this might be helpful for anyone adding or replacing a waterline for bottom painting or adding striping.
Tools required:Laser level($20.00), VCR tripod, Pencil
1. Mark the bow and stern of the hull with a pencil to indicate the ends of the line.
We have used this technique on wooden lapstrake hulls and the water lines are true and straight every time.
Note: There is also a laser available that portrays a wide angle line(one continuous line from the bow mark to the stern mark), but the cost is substantially higher.
posted 01-13-2001 10:51 PM ET (US)
I have been thinking how to do that before I put it in the water this spring. This will do the trick.
posted 01-18-2001 09:04 PM ET (US)
I plan to do this job in the spring. (Terminology question) I assume a VCR tripod is a Camera/Video Camera Tripod? Also, where can I purchase a Laser Level ($20)? I haven't seen them for sale before (but I haven't really looked).
posted 01-18-2001 09:16 PM ET (US)
Oops, shows you how old my tripod is. Use a video camera tripod, the head unit seems to rotate better than a tripod made for a 35mm camera. An inexpensive laser can be purchased from Northern Hydraulics.
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