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Photos of the construction process.
2/9/16 - The "fishbone" frame is assembled and filleted.
View from the bow of the board.
2/23/16 - Foam is attached to the tail end of the board. Wood strips will be glued over it.
Foam on the bow of the board.
2/24/16 - The bow block is shaped.
Several accent strips of cedar are temporarily glued in place.
2/25/16 - Bow detail.
First three strips on the board.
2/26/16 - Several strips on each side have been added.
2/28/16 - The deck is finished.
2/29/16 - The deck and upper side of the rails have been fully stripped.
Coaming lip is trimmed.
3/1/16 - The coaming is laminated out of many pieces of paulownia.
3/2/16 - The deck is half sanded.
3/3/16 - The coaming gets lightweight epoxy fillets.
3/5/16 - The deck is sanded and ready for fiberglass.
View of the bow.
Fiberglass cloth is laid on the deck.
The cloth is wetted out with epoxy.
View from the bow.
3/7/16 - The base of the removable fin is made from several layers of fiberglass cloth.
3/8/16 - The board is flipped over.
3/9/16 - The frames are removed and the underside of the standing area is fiberglassed.
The underside of the deck is sealed with epoxy.
3/10/16 - Strips are glued together for the fin.
The wood is glued to the fiberglass base.
3/11/16 - The fin is ready for fiberglass.
One side of the fin is fiberglassed.
3/15/16 - Holes are cut for padeyes for deck bungies.
The wooden fin box is epoxied in place.
Vent plug and leash clip blocks are epoxied into place.
Four padeye blocks for deck bungies are epoxied into place.
3/17/16 - The area around the fin box is stripped.
3/18/16 - One half of the bottom is stripped.
3/19/16 - The bottom panel is sanded smooth.
3/20/16 - The bottom panel is fiberglassed.
3/21/16 - The bottom panel is removed and the inside is sealed with epoxy.
The bottom is epoxied onto the fishbone frame.
3/22/16 - The edges have been sanded smooth and gaps filled with epoxy.
3/23/16 - Fiberglass cloth is laid along the edges.
The cloth is saturated with epoxy.
After the epoxy has cured for a couple of hours, the cloth is cut along the tape and peeled away.
4/19/16 - The board is given a washdown after being sanded.
4/20/16 - The bottom of the board is ready for varnish.
4/21/16 - First coat of varnish.
4/24/16 - The final coat of varnish is applied.
4/25/16 - The deck is ready for varnish.
Fist coat is applied.
5/1/16 - The deck rigging is installed.
The wooden fin is test fit.
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