I used a total station(reflectorless), on my boat hull
which resulted in about 2000+ accurate points, then I mirrored all my data for a total of almost 5000 points.
Then I put this data into Sketchup and got a headache.
For certain, I will have to layer the data into sketchup so I can work with it.
A thought ...
if someone wanted to hire a surveyor to get hull
data, I might suggest some really cheap
with that imbedded reflecting material.
Then tie off the rope
in sections and let the surveyor shoot along the rope . . . preferably in the same direction as what stringers would be.
At least this way, the data won't be as random as mine ended up being and it would be a lot easier trying to pick out points to connect.
BTW ... if anyone's interested, my boat is a Newport