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