New York, East
8 March 2000
The Tank Test Model For The America's Cup Defender Weatherly
Anonymous, American, 20th century
The model built up in lifts from wood. The interior of the hull has been hollowed, and the exterior of the hull has been shaped, faired and finished to to a race finish. On the leading edge of the bow, down to the bottom of the keel is sand which has been glued in place. This sand was used to cause a disturbance to the laminar flow so the flow below the waterline and around the keel would be more easily documented. The exterior of the hull is marked #2281 which is the identification number for the Davidson Lab at Stephens Institute where they tested the model. The interior of the hull is marked "Weatherly - Feb. 5 1960 - L.B. Jr", probably the carver.
62 x 10½ x 11 in. (157.5 x 26.7 x 27.9 cm.) model dimensions.
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Please note that the Weatherly was designed by Philip Rhodes and this model was built by Lou Banks. (See information by saleroom notice for lot 142.) The date in the hull is February 5, 1960, and initialed by L.B. Jr.
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