Adding vacuum bag sealing platform

The hull mold ready to build Sabots but not using a vacuum infusion process. I started with preparing the bow and stern transoms for take the vacuum platforms.

Gluing the vacuum platform to the transom

Gluing the vacuum platform to the transom

As there is so much curvature to the sides of the Sabot, the platform material had to have grooves cut into it to allow for the material to bend without deforming the shape of the mold.

Grooves cut into vacuum platform material

Grooves cut into vacuum platform material

To best ensure the mold would not deform when laminating the platforms to the sides, an inside structure was fabricated (with padding against the mold surface).

Fabricating the structure for inside the mold

Fabricating the structure for inside the mold

Completed structure to ensure mold does not flex when adding vacuum platform

Completed structure to ensure mold does not flex when adding vacuum platform