The plug for the SageSport 160 is now nice and shiny and we have begun the process of making the mold!
Here the first of many layers of fiberglass are layed over the gel coat –
- Balsa is added create a strong and stable mold. NOTE: the hull of the SageSport 160 WILL NOT be cored with balsa!!!! This photo is of the hull mold NOT a boat.
And more glass is put over the balsa –
Here is a link to more pictures of the hull mold being made: –>CLICK HERE<–
Next the second half of the mold will be made and then the first fiberglass, Kevlar and carbon fiber SageSport 160 hull will be made!
This is the second post about the building of the SageSport 160 hull mold. To view the first post on the process <CLICK HERE>
After cedar slats were covered with fiberglass the plug was flipped over to install the outwales –
Again the plug was flipped so a flange could be installed –
The plug was sprayed with Duratec, a mold surfacing and shaping product –
Lots sanding was done to get the perfect shape –
The keels were installed –
and, you guessed it, the plug is again sprayed with Duratec followed by more sanding!
And here is an ACTION video of more sanding –
More updates to come!
The first step is to make a plug from which the SageSport 160 mold will be made. These pictures show the hull being made in cedar strips over the form stations –
The last slat goes into the hull. This is called the ‘whiskey plank’ –
The hull shape is complete. Here you can see the plug and the prototype boats –
Once the strips were in place the boat was sanded smooth in preparation for a layer of fiberglass to cover and stabilize the shape –