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Periodic updates to new sabot construction

Infusion Setup

Now working on boat #4 and I thought I’d provide a bit of a glimpse as to what it takes to setup the vacuum bag for infusion. Take a look at this time-lapsed video…

The fiberglass and foam are already laid into the mold as is a few strips of peel ply to lay the flow media onto.

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Boat Repair

A buddy’s old Sabot has been in the yard this month. He’s looking to get this boat from barely floating to something his daughter can begin sailing lessons this summer and not have it fall apart, i.e., a cheap fix.

Well, of course the more you dig into a boat the more you find that is wrong with it.

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The Big Question

This last weekend I was asked by a parent if I thought their child needed a new boat. Well, that IS the big question, isn’t it.

My dad started racing Sabots in the early 50s and was a better sailer than I’ll ever be. I’ve heard him tell his friends not to get their kids a “beater”

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Distractions

Not much blogging going on at the boat yard these days. Boats 1 & 2 have been out racing with my kids and they are loving it. We’re heading up to the Sabot Gold Cup at Newport Harbor this weekend with one of the boats. My son’s first “regatta road trip”

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More mold mods

I was not as happy with the quality of boat #2 as I had hoped. Also, the mid-thwart mold had an area where a tube could be placed to allow water to move aft. After several people had raced boat #1 we all decided we liked keeping the water in the front of the boat to allow for easier bailing.

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Boat 2 and Mold Modifications

Sabot #2 is out of the mold. We have modified the mid-thwart mold and have laid-up the next boat’s mid & bow thwarts. Now looking at making mold modifications for the hull to fair the skeg – this could take a while!

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