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Wampum VM planking completed! Hull faired.

Today I faired the hull of the Wampum VM Vintage Marblehead RC sailboat.

First, I sanded it with my Random Orbital Sander with 80 grit paper. If you do this, be VERY cautious, as 80 grit on cedar will grind right through if you're not paying attention. Keep the sander moving.

It looks great!









Since the final wide plank didn't go all the way to the keel, I had to add some filler strips. The real purpose of these strips is to keep the thickened epoxy from falling through when I add it tomorrow.

A couple layers of thickened epoxy will easily build up the 1" garboard curve required by the Vintage Marblehead rules.



Next steps:

1. Build up the 1" garboard with thickened epoxy.

2. Fiberglass the entire hull!


More later!



Aloha!



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