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Old 12-09-2010, 00:32   #1
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Boat Line Drawings

Hello,

We are now well into the boat rebuilding process. We have a substantial pile of "notes" - hand drawings of how we've rerun wiring and hoses, locker dimensions etc.

Most notes are kept in a detailed sheet on Dropbox, but I would like to put together some custom line drawings. I've not been able to find any for our boat, a 1976 Douglas 32'.

Does anyone have any software suggestions? I'm running Linux right now, but can boot into Windows if need be. I'm fairly competent with computers, though I have no experience with AutoCAD or such. Would a simple vector software be sufficent, perhaps with layers?

Thanks!
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Old 12-09-2010, 00:52   #2
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really depends what drawings you need and how precise they need to be.
I personally am using Corel Draw to create sail-plans, side-views, layout drawings, wiring diagrams and the likes.
But, mind you, these are for visualization purposes and for marketing. (Incredible how many people - and brokers - advertise boats without at least a sail-plan and a layout plan!)
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Old 12-09-2010, 18:01   #3
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I'm not looking for high precision - more as an overview of "where does that anchor light wire run through?", roughly scaled to size. I took a look at an app. called Delftship, but it's a bit much. I'll likely go with Inkscape. Thanks
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