Photos of the construction process.
  • 9/25/16 - The plans have arrived.
    9/25/16 - The plans have arrived.
  • 9/27/16 - The shapes of the forms are cut out.
    9/27/16 - The shapes of the forms are cut out.
  • 10/1/16 - The paper forms are glued to a piece of plywood.
    10/1/16 - The paper forms are glued to a piece of plywood.
  • 10/4/16 - Form 1 is in place.
    10/4/16 - Form 1 is in place.
  • Several more forms are put into place.
    Several more forms are put into place.
  • 10/5/16 - All 10 forms are in place.
    10/5/16 - All 10 forms are in place.
  • The first three strips on each side are glued into place.
    The first three strips on each side are glued into place.
  • 10/6/16 - Several more strips per side are put on.
    10/6/16 - Several more strips per side are put on.
  • 10/7/16 - The hull is close to being done.
    10/7/16 - The hull is close to being done.
  • View of the space remaining.
    View of the space remaining.
  • 10/9/16 - Stripping of the hull is done!
    10/9/16 - Stripping of the hull is done!
  • 10/12/16 - The hull is sanded and ready for fiberglass.
    10/12/16 - The hull is sanded and ready for fiberglass.
  • The hull has been fiberglassed.
    The hull has been fiberglassed.
  • View of the bow.
    View of the bow.
  • 10/13/16 - The first fill coat of epoxy is applied.
    10/13/16 - The first fill coat of epoxy is applied.
  • Second fill coat of epoxy.
    Second fill coat of epoxy.
  • 10/14/16 - The hull is taken off the strongback and flipped over.
    10/14/16 - The hull is taken off the strongback and flipped over.
  • Line to help with removing the forms is tied in place. Also the first two deck strips are in place.
    Line to help with removing the forms is tied in place. Also the first two deck strips are in place.
  • 10/17/16 - Several strips per side have been glued in place.
    10/17/16 - Several strips per side have been glued in place.
  • 10/18/16 - I have started stripping the middle of the deck.
    10/18/16 - I have started stripping the middle of the deck.
  • Looking towards the stern.
    Looking towards the stern.
  • 10/19/16 - Several more strips are glued in place.
    10/19/16 - Several more strips are glued in place.
  • 10/20/16 - Stripping of the deck is complete.
    10/20/16 - Stripping of the deck is complete.
  • 10/21/16 - The stern detail section is cut out.
    10/21/16 - The stern detail section is cut out.
  • The bow detail section is cut out.
    The bow detail section is cut out.
  • The bow detail is fully stripped.
    The bow detail is fully stripped.
  • 10/24/16 - View of the bow detail after half of the deck has been sanded.
    10/24/16 - View of the bow detail after half of the deck has been sanded.
  • 10/25/16 - Sanding of the deck is complete. Here is a view of the stern detail.
    10/25/16 - Sanding of the deck is complete. Here is a view of the stern detail.
  • View of the bow detail.
    View of the bow detail.
  • 10/26/16 - Fiberglass cloth is laid on the deck.
    10/26/16 - Fiberglass cloth is laid on the deck.
  • The deck has been fiberglassed.
    The deck has been fiberglassed.
  • Close up of the bow.
    Close up of the bow.
  • Aft deck.
    Aft deck.
  • One fill coat is applied and the overhanging fiberglass is cut off.
    One fill coat is applied and the overhanging fiberglass is cut off.
  • Bow close up after a fill coat of epoxy.
    Bow close up after a fill coat of epoxy.
  • 10/28/16 - The deck is removed and all the forms taken out.
    10/28/16 - The deck is removed and all the forms taken out.
  • The interior of the hull is fiberglassed.
    The interior of the hull is fiberglassed.
  • 10/30/16 - The inside of the deck is fiberglassed.
    10/30/16 - The inside of the deck is fiberglassed.
  • 10/31/16 - The coaming riser is made from short strips. A fillet of thickened epoxy is added around the bottom.
    10/31/16 - The coaming riser is made from short strips. A fillet of thickened epoxy is added around the bottom.
  • The underside of the coaming riser is filleted.
    The underside of the coaming riser is filleted.
  • 11/1/16 - The outside of the coaming riser is prepped for fiberglassing.
    11/1/16 - The outside of the coaming riser is prepped for fiberglassing.
  • The coaming riser is fiberlassed.
    The coaming riser is fiberlassed.
  • 11/2/16 - The hatches are outlined on painters tape.
    11/2/16 - The hatches are outlined on painters tape.
  • Forward hatch.
    Forward hatch.
  • Both hatches are cut out.
    Both hatches are cut out.
  • Aft hatch.
    Aft hatch.
  • 11/3/16 - The coaming lip is laminated out of several very thin strips.
    11/3/16 - The coaming lip is laminated out of several very thin strips.
  • Aft hatch lip is made from strips.
    Aft hatch lip is made from strips.
  • 11/4/16 - The footbrace studs are epoxied in place.
    11/4/16 - The footbrace studs are epoxied in place.
  • Hatch lips are fiberglass and rough cut to size.
    Hatch lips are fiberglass and rough cut to size.
  • 11/6/16 - The hatch lip spacers are made from scrap paulownia.
    11/6/16 - The hatch lip spacers are made from scrap paulownia.
  • 11/7/16 - The coaming is sanded and ready for fiberglassing.
    11/7/16 - The coaming is sanded and ready for fiberglassing.
  • Fiberglass cloth is laid on the coaming.
    Fiberglass cloth is laid on the coaming.
  • The cloth is saturated with epoxy.
    The cloth is saturated with epoxy.
  • Hatch lips are epoxied in place.
    Hatch lips are epoxied in place.
  • 11/8/16 - Holes are drilled for recessed deck fittings.
    11/8/16 - Holes are drilled for recessed deck fittings.
  • Before and after shot of recessed deck fitting.
    Before and after shot of recessed deck fitting.
  • Underside of the deck showing the fittings.
    Underside of the deck showing the fittings.
  • Bare edges of wood are sealed with epoxy.
    Bare edges of wood are sealed with epoxy.
  • 11/9/16 - The strapless hatch system pieces are epoxied to the hatch covers.
    11/9/16 - The strapless hatch system pieces are epoxied to the hatch covers.
  • The recessed deck fittings are epoxied in place.
    The recessed deck fittings are epoxied in place.
  • 11/11/16 - The bulkheads are built using scrap strips.
    11/11/16 - The bulkheads are built using scrap strips.
  • The recessed deck fittins are sanded flush with the deck.
    The recessed deck fittins are sanded flush with the deck.
  • The deck and hull are held together using strapping tape.
    The deck and hull are held together using strapping tape.
  • The bulkheads are fiberglassed.
    The bulkheads are fiberglassed.
  • The inside of the port side shear seem is filled with epoxy and fiberglass tape.
    The inside of the port side shear seem is filled with epoxy and fiberglass tape.
  • 11/13/16 - Wood cable guides are shaped and sealed with epoxy.
    11/13/16 - Wood cable guides are shaped and sealed with epoxy.
  • The aft bulkhead is installed.
    The aft bulkhead is installed.
  • Forward bulkhead is installed.
    Forward bulkhead is installed.
  • 11/14/16 - The outside of the hull/deck joint is covered with fiberglass tape.
    11/14/16 - The outside of the hull/deck joint is covered with fiberglass tape.
  • The cable guides are epoxied in place.
    The cable guides are epoxied in place.
  • The fiberglass tape gets two fill coats of epoxy.
    The fiberglass tape gets two fill coats of epoxy.
  • 11/17/16 - The rudder cable guide tubes are epoxied in place.
    11/17/16 - The rudder cable guide tubes are epoxied in place.
  • The extra tubing will be cut off when the epoxy cures.
    The extra tubing will be cut off when the epoxy cures.
  • 11/19/16 - The boat has been completely sanded.
    11/19/16 - The boat has been completely sanded.
  • Sanding dust is washed off.
    Sanding dust is washed off.
  • 11/20/16 - First coat of varnish is applied.
    11/20/16 - First coat of varnish is applied.
  • View of the stern detail.
    View of the stern detail.
  • 11/29/16 - Several coats of Awlwood varnish have been applied to the hull.
    11/29/16 - Several coats of Awlwood varnish have been applied to the hull.
  • 11/30/16 - The second to last coast of Awlwood varnish is applied.
    11/30/16 - The second to last coast of Awlwood varnish is applied.
  • View of the bow.
    View of the bow.