My adventures and probably misadventures in building "Vertigo" a custom racing sailboat
Thursday, October 14, 2010
On With The Paint!
After locking myself in the shop for days, I've finally finished sanding. It wasn't all that bad. In fact, I filled and faired in about a week more surface area than the bottom of the hull which took about 6 months! (of course that was winter and I had no idea what I was doing!) So I guess I'm learning some things! If I build another boat, I'm thinking it'll take less than half the time!
Anyway, I was glad to be done with the sanding and move on to some painting. I'm using a two part epoxy paint (white for the decks and house) These photos show one coat of Interprotect 2000E. It rolled on very smoothly. I plan to do 3 or 4 coats of white on the topside, and 4 or 5 coats of gray on the hull. Starting to look like a boat now!
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!