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