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Photos of the construction process.
11/5/17 - The build starts by ripping the wood into stringers, ribs, and the keelson.
11/6/17 - The shape of temporary forms are transferred from the plans to wood.
11/8/17 - A strongback is set up.
Two parts of the transom are created and fiberglassed.
11/10/17 - The transom is cut from the cedar strip lamination.
Temporary forms are set up.
11/11/17 - The keelson and 10 stringers are placed on the temporary frames.
11/13/17 - The first few ribs are steamed and epoxied in place.
11/14/17 - My setup for steaming the ribs.
All of the ribs have been steamed, bent, and pushed into place.
11/15/17 - The ribs are epoxied to the stringers in stages.
11/17/17 - The boat is removed from the temporary frames.
11/19/17 - The overhanging ribs are cut off and inwale spacer blocks are epoxied to the gunwale.
11/20/17 - The inwales are epoxied in place.
11/21/17 - The meranti breasthook is installed.
The meranti transom knees are installed.
The middle seat cross pieces are installed.
11/22/17 - Seat support pieces are test fit.
Support pieces are reinforced with pieces of marine plywood.
11/28/17 - The modified aft seating area is created out of paulownia and cedar strips.
The forward seat is made from cedar strips.
11/29/17 - The inside of the daggerboard trunk pieces is fiberglassed.
11/30/17 - The daggerboard trunk is epoxied together.
12/1/17 - The seats are sanded and prepped for fiberglassing.
Forward seat is ready to be fiberglassed.
The aft seating is fiberglassed.
12/8/17 - The underside of the wood frame is sealed with epoxy and the keelson is fiberglassed.
12/12/17 - The daggerboard trunk is epoxied in place.
Overall shot of the boat to this point.
1/2/18 - The top piece of the daggerboard trunk is epoxied in place.
The forward seat is epoxied in place.
1/3/18 - The underside of the aft seat is ready for fiberglassing.
The fiberglass is saturated with epoxy.
1/4/18 - The aft seat is epoxied in place.
1/8/18 - The floorboards are cut and fitted.
The daggerboard is laminated from several strips of walnut and mahogany.
1/9/18 - The mast partner is laminated from several pieces of hardwood.
1/10/18 - The daggerboard is sanded and the handle shape is cut out.
1/11/18 - The skeg is laminted from two pieces of marine plywood.
1/12/18 - Oarlock brackets are shaped from pieces of walnut.
Mast step is shaped from a piece of walnut.
Mast step and oarlock brackets sealed are sealed with epoxy.
The floorboards are fiberglassed on one side.
The edge of the daggerboard is coated with a layer of thickened epoxy.
Mast partner is fiberglassed.
1/14/18 - The undersides of the floorboards and mast partner are sealed with epoxy.
The daggerboard is fiberglassed on one side.
1/16/18 - The aft floorboards are epoxied in place.
The forward floorboards are epoxied in place.
The flipside of the daggerboard is fiberglassed.
Oarlocks are epoxed in place.
1/17/18 - The mast is test fit.
The mast step place is determined.
Daggerboard trunk supports are epoxied in place.
Mast step is epoxied in place.
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