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Photos of the construction process.
2/19/16 - Guidelines for the "fishbone" frame are drawn onto the rocker table.
The frame is hot glued into place.
The frame pieces are filleted with thickened epoxy.
2/23/16 - The frame is coverd with tape.
2/24/16 - Several strips of paulownia are temporarity glued in place.
2/25/16 - Several strips are added.
3/5/16 - The deck is ready for sanding and shaping.
3/6/16 - The deck has been sanded smooth.
3/8/16 - Final sanding of the deck is done.
The deck is fiberglassed.
3/11/16 - The board is flipped over.
3/17/16 - The inside of the board is sealed with epoxy.
3/18/16 - The bottom of the board is mostly stripped.
3/21/16 - Stripping of the bottom panel is finished.
3/22/16 - The bottom panel is epoxied onto the frame.
3/23/16 - The overhanging strips are trimmed.
Locations for the thruster fin boxes are marked.
The spot for the third fin box is about to be routed out.
The bottom panel is sanded smooth.
3/24/16 - The board is sanded in preparation for fiberglassing.
The bottom is fiberglassed.
3/25/16 - The bottom gets two fill coats of epoxy.
4/19/16 - The board is given a washdown after being sanded.
4/20/16 - 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.
First coat is applied.
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