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Presenting the Vickers V8 Wooden IOM RC Sailboat

Ta Da!  

The Vickers V8 wooden IOM RC sailboat in cedar is done. Phew. I think it looks good given all of the unknowns that I'm still struggling with.

Class: International One Meter (IOM)
Designer: Ian Vickers, Australia. Please contact him for plans.  
LOA: 1000mm
Final weight: 3841 grams. She'll carry 159 grams of corrector weights.

From the start of the first plank laid it has taken 70 days to build. That doesn't include the hundred or more hours I spent beforehand working on the 3D model and the laser cut frame file.

Now, once the governors "stay at home" order is lifted (I'm writing this from Seattle during the corona virus outbreak of 2020), she'll get her maiden sail.

Vickers V8 wooden IOM in cedar

Vickers V8 wood IOM in cedar

Vickers V8 IOM wood RC sailboat

Vickers V8 IOM wood RC sailboat

Vickers V8 IOM wooden RC sailboat

Vickers V8 IOM woodie Mast Well

Can't wait to get her in the water. I'm not that into the whole IOM look yet, but a wood IOM is starting to grow on me.

So... how do I spend the rest of my stay-at-home-order time? Lots of options, but an Alternative might be a thought!




Cheers!




Comments

  1. Looks great! Now you're ready to start your J.

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  2. Wonderful job, looks fabulous. I've just started mine. No idea what I'm doing. Will take me a lot more than 70 days I suspect. Thanks for this post.

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