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