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I would kill for flexible sander!!Argh...

Im building 72 foot long yacht and I would love to know, if there is any flexible electric sanders, that can sand large curved area. Are there any? Or do I live in land of dreams?

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72 feet??? wood or glass? Are you on the wooden boat forums? Are you looking at hand held belt sanders but they are too small? Long board sanders are made.

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Re: I would kill for flexible sander!!Argh...

What purpose do you need the sander for Max? Wood, or?
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Re: I would kill for flexible sander!!Argh...

People usually make their own sanding boards for hulls that big. Quarter inch plywood with a handle at each end, and sandpaper glued to the flat side. Four foot lengths might be a bit much for one person to handle; two or three foot lengths might be more manageable. Two guys could work together with an 8'x6" sanding board, and should be able to fair a good bit of planking in a couple of hours. Just make sure the guy calling the curve can see straight, and that the other guy knows who's in charge.
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Re: I would kill for flexible sander!!Argh...

even I have one of these! Stanely #113 only used it a few times but a pretty handy tool for an antique! It does convex and concave curves.
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Denise has some cool tools :envy:
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Thanks! wish my son were here and we did get that small boat building biz going some 10 yrs ago.... Oh well.
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Re: I would kill for flexible sander!!Argh...

The guy who built my first hull was doing a huge 65' one off (Markos and the Maple Leaf 65 for you locals). He had built himself a jumbo sized "stroke" sander to fair up the hull. It was just a huge longboard on a powered crank mechanism that replaced the three guys required for a normal longboard.
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72 feet??? wood or glass? Are you on the wooden boat forums? Are you looking at hand held belt sanders but they are too small? Long board sanders are made.

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Fiberglass! Sorry I was not clear enough there! Sorry I am noob on the forums and I presume that everyone see into my head lol.

Thanks for your posts about the hand sanders! I will check them and see what I can dig out about them.

I post similar posts on msot of the forums. I am trying to gather some experience about sanders (be it hand tools or power tools) and see where it can lead me. As far as power tools go. I was checking Huthins and their marine sanders. Looks cool so far, but there are other candidates too I am looking at.
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Re: I would kill for flexible sander!!Argh...

In my experience, the ONLY way to get a really fair surface on a large sailboat hull is to use a LONG longboard of some kind - one that requires three people to handle it, or some sort of powered version like I mentioned earlier.

I've seen air files like in post #2 used and they don't work well - the bearing surface is too small. The most effective one man tool I've seen is a large variable speed disc sander/polisher with a soft foam pad but even they don't do well when the panels get large.
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