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  1. deadbeatracer

    R2AK 2020

    Some sort of online sailboat racing from Sweden. Doing VI360. Why it’s on MarineTraffic...?
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    2019 Van Isle 360

    Thank you for posting this video! I was on Riva doing my first VI’s. What a great race. Can’t wait till 2021
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Keep posting these "nonphotogenic" , photos. Just a part of the prosess to making a great boat! So many steps to get the final product. All interesting and good finishes don't just happen, it takes a lot of work
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    A painter friend of mine used to say his job was to make lots of expensive high quality dust. The byproduct of this was a paint job.
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Soup, thanks. I just do what I do. Bob I have had the same discussions with people and it is very hard to explane what looks right and why it looks right. I was trying to show two methods of getting a two inch stripe and how they would differ from different angles. How it would get layed out would differ from project to project as I'm sure you have experienced. Straight stripes around compound curved surfaces are interesting and challenging and if there is a formula for getting it right I don't know it! But I, as you, know if its wrong. Great job on taking time to get this special boat right, well worth the extra effort!
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Say you want a two inch stripe on the waterline. If you were to float the boat in water and mask the hull on the water line, then sink the boat exactly two inches and mask again, the only way the strip would measure 2" is if the hull side is 90 degrees to the water. The more flair in the hull the wider the stripe. The result in a boat hull would be the appearance of the stripe bending up like a banana. The only time it would look 2" is if you were to sight down it from one end. This is what happens with a laser level. If you were to take the first masking line, done exactly on the water line, then measure on the side of the hull up 2" all the way around, the stipe would appear to bend down in the ends when viewed from above. The only way to get it looking just right from the angle the stripe is going to be viewed at is by eyeball. Done wrong and it will look odd but hard to explain why.
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    I used to paint aerobatic airplanes, same issues as boats in getting stripes to look right while going around curved surfaces. I tried a laser level once. After hours of laying out a complicated paint scheme with the laser, I spent more time trying to get them to look right. Last time I ever bothered with that method.
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