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Vintage Marblehead Resurrections... The Sun Wind and the Riptide

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Old 03-10-2017, 07:32 AM
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Default Vintage Marblehead Resurrections... The Sun Wind and the Riptide

Hi everyone,

I've been busy lately trying to resurrect two old Vintage Marblehead (VM) designs from the 1940's and '50's. The Sun Daze, which is now called the Sun Wind, and the Riptide. They were two very successful boats from back in the day.

Just completed a test hull based on my 3D model of the original lines. Was able to get the frames laser cut, and the test hull worked out well. So now I'm building the entire thing for real. If you'd like to see pictures, please see my blog that I update occasionally at www.rcmodelyachts.com.

Here is how my frames look... this is the first of 9 sheets.



Thanks,

Steve
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Old 03-10-2017, 03:46 PM
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Here are some additional pictures of the Sun Wind II RC sailboat so far...




Hope you like it!
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Looks really nice. I have been thinking of building a RC sailboat. I have 3 or 4 plans I am thinking about. Just need to figure out how to do it with a small budget.

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I've been making really good progress. The fin and rudder were laminated, shaped and fiberglassed. The frames and keel pieces are now all assembled and epoxied down. And today I added the inner sheer rails. Here are some pictures from the past week or so:

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