What is lofting?
Why bother lofting a boat?
The Lines Drawing and Offset Table
How much space do I need to loft a boat?
Tools for the job
The lofting procedure
Setting out the Lofting Grid
Plotting the Sheer, Profile and Rabbetlines in the Profile View
Plotting the Rabbet and Sheerlines in the Half-breadth/Waterline View
Plotting the Station Lines in the Body Plan
Plotting the Waterlines in the Half-breadth View
Plotting the Buttock Lines in the Profile View
Fairing the Buttock Lines in the Profile View
Plotting and fairing the Diagonals
Expanding/developing the Transom
Developing a Deck Camber
Congratulations! The basic lofting of the boat is complete
Developing the forward face of a raked/angled Transom
Lofting a Radiused Transom
Moving on from the lofting
Keel cross-sections and Bevel Board
Stem cross-sections and Bevel Board
Basic lofting glossary