i.e. what is 9.65 inches? Sorry to be a math dummy but all I have is a U.S. ruler. What is 9 and 65/100? Isn’t it 9-13/20’s? What would that be on a standard ruler? Of course it’s close to 9 3/4? How do I convert that to inches, 1/4, inches, 1/8 inches, and 1/16 inches?

1/2 inch is .5, 1/4 inch is .25, 1/8 inch is .125, 1/16 inch is .0625, 1/32 inch is .0313. 1/64 inch is .0157, 1/128 is .0079. Your 9.65 inchs is not a normal fraction. For your ruler it is just a little over 9 and 5/8 inchs. Hope this helps.

Converting from decimal to english is not that easy but I don’t think it has to be Gnatz azz. Make you a chart of decimal equivalents and you can go from there. You can guess or round the measurements in between. I used to stock trade so I’m familiar with all the breakdowns.

1/16 = .0625

1/8 = .125

1/4 = .25

etc…

9.65 very close to 9 5/8 (9.625) 9 11/16 (9.6875)

9 21/32 (9.6563)

Between 9 5/8 and 9 3/4 is mucho close enough!

When scaling I use the calculator and converting the 1/32 inch measurements upscale becomes much more important.

21/32 of an inch in 1"=1’ scale is equivalent to;

21 divided by 32 times 12 = 7.875 or 7 7/8 inches.

I love making new templates …try not to be too anal just as accurate as you can. I make a half template then mark it out full size on craft paper or cardboard. Then I cut it out so I can stand it up and look at it and also stand ON IT! Great perspective.

If you like to use the decimal system, you might want to consider a machinist scale/machinist square. I think that will give you the measurments you are lookin for …

That is a lot of measurements! Very important is the spacing between each measurement. How far from the nose is the first one? What is the spacing in between? Where is the picture of that template with measurements, is it available online? I don’t freehand templates, I always use a bendable piece of PVC trim to mark a nice curve with so I don’t use that many “waypoints”

It’s every six inches from the 5ft nose marker on down. I guess I should just be concerned with the measurements at each foot, not 1/2 foot. Actually I’m trying to scale it to my 6’2" fish blank (than the 5’5" shown), so it’s even more confusing.