Thanks for the reply guys.
During the time I had stopped on the project and now, I have made great strides working with Solidworks.
This program is MUCH better to design in than 3D Studio Max and will make the re-design much more enjoyable.
I have also progressed to the point with the Solidcam CNC program which makes this enjoyable and a hoot to work with.
I quite frankly enjoy the design and machining part of this very much and could not see doing it any other way.
It basically increases your skills in so many areas.
Matt, the CNC has a usable table cutting area of X=11" Y=4.5" and Z=10"
I had no issue with the width laying along the X. It is the 4.5" Y dictating the shorter sections.
Although, being this hull has an 8" beam, I could lay it down along the X and do the mold in quarters
which would be 4" wide each. Those could be made 10" long then and I would just have to join it together down the center line of each half of hull. At 10" long, that would drastically cut down on the number of mold pieces. 8 per quarter hull.
I see from your site you have one of the larger table size CNC's permitting these much larger sections.
Mine is more setup like a Bridgeport type table. Much narrower.
Clearly, the straight to mold cavity is the way to go here.
This would also allow me to machine in all the details which makes the Solidcam work challenging.
This is how you learn....
Alright, now where are those plans..