My adventures and probably misadventures in building "Vertigo" a custom racing sailboat
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Building a new strongback
When I brought the hull to the shop, we left the strongback in Poulsbo. So the first thing I had to do was build a new one. I decided to put castors on it so the whole thing can move around my shop as needed. I then put the male frames on it so we could then lay the hull over top.
This boat has never been built but what I'm hoping for is that if an old T-bird and a sexy little I550 got together, this boat would be their love child. For more info, check out the history section at the begining of this blog.
The boat is 26' feet long and 8' wide. With it's hard chines and tons of sail area it should go very well to windward--even in light air. I'm planning on a huge asymetrical chute for downwind which with the boats flat botom should get it planing very easily. Hopefully it'll be fast and fun!