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Sanding, Filling, Sanding, Filling... | Refit 2021-2

Baltic Sails - Progresss through Research
Published by Yannic-Tim Noack in boatworks · 1 February 2021
Tags: refit2021fairing
Sanding is a process
That it really is. A very long and dreadful process.
I spent the majority of 10 days just sanding the wing, edges and rails flat and smooth with 80 grit paper.
Remeber that our goal is minimum weight gain. Thats why we may do some things differently to a more traditional approach.
Flexisander
The flexisander is a flexible sanding board and I would say it is the tool I use 70% of the time to sand down flat surfaces and eges. Even foils and hull work on round surfaces is easily done with this sanding board. It is a little pricy but you can redneck yourself one from a piece of ply and some velcro tape.

The three levels of surface prep
Lets open up a concept that I hav ejust decided to come up with for the sake of this entry.
There are three levels of surface preparation:
  1. Bumps, dents and repairs (50 hours)
  2. pinholes and reworking (40 hours)
  3. surface guide (20 hours)

Why I call it an Infinite game
An infinite game has no agree upon rules, No agreen upon opponents/player and no way of winning. That is pretty much what the process of fairing is. You can always improve but you will never "win" or be the best at fairing.
That is why I spent good of 110 hours just fairing, sanding and filling the wings.




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