DIN A1 basic drawing


The DIN A1 basic drawings 841 x 594 mm (33,11 x 23,39 inch) are made in three versions: as colored overview as shown above, as blueprint and as plain black on white drawing (see thumbnails left).
The drawing at scale 1:300 comprises a number of images of (parts of) the ship.

In the left-upper corner (1) a complete overview is given, the sails are drawn behind the masts to enable proper view at the rigging. To the left, bottom and right meter and foot bars are given.

In the right upper corner (2) only the parts of the ship above the waterline are shown. The focus of this image is on the running rigging, the shrouds and backstays are removed and the yards and squaresails are set transverse (the normal position). Also the legend numbering, which is explained in the bottom-right corner (9), of the sails and running rigging has been given. Because the number of lifts along the mast is too high to properly been drawn, they are represented with an arrow and the number of lifts.
In the colored drawing this part of the picture is kept black on white (to enable proper viewing of the legend numbering).

The standing rigging is drawn in the bottom-left corner (3), the sails and running rigging has been removed and the yards are set in their lowest position (for ships able to lower their yards). Longitudinal lines (buttock lines) give an impression of the shape of the hull. Since coloring hinders the viewing of the contour lines also this picture is kept black on white (or in case of the blueprint white on blue).

On the right of the drawing of the standing rigging, all the masts (8) are drawn traversal to show the shrouds and backstay positions seen from aft of the vessel.

In the middle- left (4) the topview of the vessel is given. This picture is split in two, the upper half shows the lay-out of the deck of the ship. The lower half of the drawing the horizontal contourlines (waterlines) of the shape of the hull.

To complete the impression of the hull shape, the bow and stern contour (cross-sections) is shown next to the topview (5) each as the half portside. For the same reason as 2, 3 and the lower half of 4 this picture is kept black on white (in case of the colored drawing).

Since the scale 1:300 is still quite large for details, a view of the bow scale 1:150 is added (6), to show details as figurehead and bow ornaments (see third thumbnail left).

To complete the drawing a full list with the naming of all rigging parts (9) and characteristics (7) (see also fifth thumbnail left) in six languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese (one per drawing) is given. Please, open the thumbnails on the left for an impression of the quality (the printquality is of course more than four times better than the screen quality, 300 PPI versus 72 PPI)