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Frames and Appendages Laminated

My mock-up of my first run of laser cut frames is proceeding well.

Frames 4, 5, and 6 on my design of the Sun Wind II are all doubled. Frame 4 is doubled, and even has a third lamination just at the top of the frame, in order to transfer the load of the mast down to the keel. Overkill? Probably. But for this first boat I'm making sure that I err of the side of strength.

Frames 5 & 6 are doubled in order to carry the load of the fin and bulb. This is the experiment that I'm on right now, and we'll see if I can get a fin with lead bulb to be solidly fixed to the hull by going less than 2" up into the hull. I'm pretty sure it will work, but won't know until it's all put together.

Sun Wind II RC Sailboat laser cut frames

The rudder is now completely laminated, and the fin is partly finished.

Sun Wind II RC Sailboat laser cut fin

Sun Wind II RC Sailboat laser cut rudder

When dry, I can then start on setting up the frames on the building frames, which I glued down to my building board ("strongback") last night. After that, the stringers and then sheer rails. Lots to do!


Peace!


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