Curved fairing board?

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Curved fairing board?

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There's a fairing board for sale at the nearby flea market that I wonder if I should get.

Looked to be commercially made, had remnants of an old label. Plastic, about 24" long, but it has a stiff bow throughout its length that raises the center about 2" when layed flat. When pressing down I can tell the center would apply less than half the pressure that would be under my hands near the ends. So I walked.

Should I get that to go with my more flexible homemade 1/4" ply ones?

It seems a curve the other way would be better.
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Re: Curved fairing board?

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It would be handy for sanding curved and rounded surfaces.
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Re: Curved fairing board?

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That may be it. Seems it would have to be for a specific curve. There are several legacy boatbuilding companys in this area. Maybe made for one of them.
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