So I have started with a new scratch build based on lines and building methodology that I gleaned from several different free plans that I have found on the internet. As many who responded to my last thread know, I originally set out to build a Nightmare. After doing some research, I decided on just drawing up my own. I have moved the maximum flotation forward on the floats, in an attempt to keep the bow from digging on downwind runs. I honestly don’t know much about sailboats, so some suggestions are appreciated. I am curious to utilize this as a build forum and a place where folks might be able to help me understand setting up this boat with both a traditional rig and a swing rig.
For now, I think that I will shape the outer hulls and either wrap them in packing tape and pull rudimentary hulls in fiberglass or go full blown and shape a plug and pull a mold. Molds are a lot of work and I have a habit of getting tired of sanding and waxing, but we’ll see.
For now, lets see if I can get some pictures up!
Transfered to foam
Cut and sides taped back to cut the bottom
Cleaned up a bit
Thanks for watching, more to come!