SageSport 160 hull mold update!

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 –

outwale

Again the plug was flipped so a flange could be installed –

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The flange is needed for the vacuum infusion process that will be used in building these composite boats. Here is a link that discusses the infusion process used on the Sage 15 boats – https://sagemarineblog.wordpress.com/20 … -infusion/.

The plug was sprayed with Duratec, a mold surfacing and shaping product –

first layer duratec

Lots sanding was done to get the perfect shape –

sanding

The keels were installed –

keels

and, you guessed it, the plug is again sprayed with Duratec followed by more sanding!

more duratec

 

And here is an ACTION video of more sanding –

 

More updates to come!

Progress on the SageSport 160’s hull mold

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 –

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The last slat goes into the hull. This is called the ‘whiskey plank’

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The hull shape is complete. Here you can see the plug and the prototype boats –

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Once the strips were in place the boat was sanded smooth in preparation for a layer of fiberglass to cover and stabilize the shape –

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