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Final V8 Planks Installed

Got the last few planks down tonight. Should be able to start sanding tomorrow. Going with a sort of vintage '70's style with darker cedar at the sheer lightening to white at the keel.

Fingers crossed that I can even it all out without popping through... there are a few sticks that are pretty thin already. Gulp...


Vickers V8 IOM wooden RC sailboat





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