Paul,
I'm vacuuming not so much for weight saving (as a bit more effort with a squeegee can get similar weights) but more to get the best possible bond between the layup and the foam.
If I planned on only sailing in lakes and not up and down the coast I probably wouldn't bother.
I got my folding mechanism back from the anodiser a couple days back. I'm very happy with the way it has come up.
I'd post a pic only it's been over 3 months since I could upload any photo to the photo albumn on this site.

I'm still enjoying working on the F85. The fairing was much easier than I thought it would be having faired 32ft cedar strip hulls in the past. The hulls are all faired with just 6 hours of long boarding all up. Now I'm getting the beam jig CNC cut so I can get to work on the beams.

Last edited by phill; 02/02/12 03:30 PM.

I know that the voices in my head aint real,
but they have some pretty good ideas.
There is no such thing as a quick fix and I've never had free lunch!