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Several steps accomplished

This weekend I was able to get several small, but necessary, steps done on the full build of the Sun Wind II RC sailboat.

The three double-frames are all laminated, and the remaining frames are clear-coated with epoxy.



The fin was entirely laminated, shaped and fiberglassed.






The rudder was laminated but still needs to be shaped.


The aft rudder tube keel assembly was laminated. The three aft pieces are held in perfect alignment by two alignment holes that you stick 1/8" stock through and epoxy in place. I'll later sand them flush. The idea is that the keel piece that is just forward of this assembly will align to the forward three alignment holes and leave a 5/32" gap for the future rudder tube to go through.

It's upside down on the table so that the flat top edges can be used to help keep it in alignment while it cures.


Next, I still need to finish the aft keel glue-up, as well as gluing frame 0 to the forward keel piece.

But then I can start to assemble the frames on the strongback! That's always a big step, and you can start to see the boat take shape.


Peace!



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