My adventures and probably misadventures in building "Vertigo" a custom racing sailboat
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Making the Rudder Fast!
After shaping and fairing the blank, the rudder was covered in multiple layers of carbon and then a couple layers of e-glass to help protect the carbon from the stuff I will probably hit. After trimming and a bit more fairing, I primed it with interprotect, and then painted it safety orange because I'm into safety and also someone once told me that orange is really fast!
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!