SageCat and Sage 15 updates

Since early December a lot of the shop activity has focused on the new Sage 15/SageCat deck mold

sizing-slider-hatch

Final fitting of the slider hatch to confirm the design of the companionway.

deck-plug-ready-for-sanding

The companionway opening is filled in to complete the plug.  Now comes lots of sanding.

mold-being-layed-over-deck-plug

The deck plug covered with gel coat and the first, of many, fiberglass layers to make the mold.

Once the deck mold is complete it is stabilized with a metal framework.  The frame used on the first deck is going to be used on the new deck.

In addition to the new deck mold a new ‘horn’, the post that the catboat mast is stepped on the foredeck, has been made in addition to a new companionway slider hatch –

finished-plug

The SageCat ‘horn’ plug all sanded are ready to have mold release wax applied.

laying-up-horn-mold-over-plug

The plug covered with tooling gel coat and the first layers of mold fiberglass applied.

slider-hatch-plug-building

The early stage of making the Sage 15/SageCat companionway slider hatch.  The hatch is the same size as that used on the Sage 17.

slider-hatch-plug

The completed slider hatch plug.

new-slider-hatch-and-horn-molds

Completed ‘horn’ and slider hatch molds.

As mold work progresses the first production SageCat hull and interior have begun assembly –

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