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Vintage Marblehead Sun Wind II Hull is Officially Completed!

Well... that's it for the hull!

I've been doing some varnish coats on the deck and hatches this week, and after six coats I've finally had enough. The hull is finished! Yay!

For those not following along, this is a recreation of the 1949 Vintage Marblehead "Sun Wind" by Gus Lassel. It has been converted to radio control (RC) and modified to fit in the "High Flyer" division.

The frames are laser-cut from 1/8" 3-ply plywood, the hull planks are dark Western Red Cedar, and the deck is Alaskan Yellow Cedar and Mahogany. The hatches, and many other parts, are 1/16" Baltic Birch plywood.

 Here's how she looks...

Vintage Marblehead Wooden RC Sailboat Sun Wind II

Vintage Marblehead Wood RC Sailboat

Vintage Marblehead Wood Radio Control Sailboat

VM Wooden Radio Control Sailboat

VM Wooden RC Sailboat

VM Wood RC Sailboat

VM Wood RC Sailboat hatch

VM Wood RC Sailboat

Vintage Marblehead Wooden RC Sailboat

Vintage Marblehead Wooden RC Sailboat

Vintage Marblehead Wooden RC Sailboat

Vintage Marblehead Wooden RC Sailboat

Next steps:
1. Work with my sail guy, Rod Carr, to configure the rig and sails.
2. Install all the standing and running rigging.
3. Go sailing!

We're almost there.

Additionally, I've been in contact with a company regarding producing the laser-cut frames for the Sun Wind II. They are open to the idea and we now need to work through the details. Pricing and availability are unknown as of now. I should also be finishing my "Wooden RC Sailboat Construction Manual" soon. It will be available for purchase, at a very reasonable price (I'm not making any money on these things!), as soon as the boat is finished and I've gone sailing.


Aloha!



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