My adventures and probably misadventures in building "Vertigo" a custom racing sailboat
Thursday, October 14, 2010
More Fine Tuning
After filling the weave and making things smooth, I've had to do some fairing work on a few trouble spots. The main areas are on the hull's shear panels where the panels didn't quite line up in the scarffing process. As I would run my hands along the hull, I would feel a definite bump in a few of these areas. I used epoxy and micro-balloons as my fairing compound, and then used a long batton to get a fair curve on the hull. After sanding these areas I was very happy with how everything smoothed out.
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!