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Planking the Sun Wind II

I've begun the planking on my mock-up Sun Wind II.

Last night I installed the outer sheer rails and let the epoxy cure. This morning I was able to fair the sheer rails and begin the planking.

I'm using 1/8" x 3/8" clear cedar that I milled myself. The edges were beveled slightly on a sander, although I could have just used the table saw.

Cedar is very nice to work with, and so far is conforming to the hull shape well.

Sun Wind II RC sailboat planking

Sun Wind II RC sailboat planking


Will update as more planks are added. Only two so far. And I'm only doing one side. The other side will remain open so that people can view the internal structure. This is a mock-up and will be on display. The real RC boat will be built next after all the changes needed are discovered.


Aloha!



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