Photos of the construction process.
  • 12/3/13 - This is how the boat looked when I got it.
    12/3/13 - This is how the boat looked when I got it.
  • I started fiberglassing the interior today. Each compartment has to be glassed separately. Also all the joints are filleted with thickened epoxy. Here, you can see the aft-most compartments with the glass installed.
    I started fiberglassing the interior today. Each compartment has to be glassed separately. Also all the joints are filleted with thickened epoxy. Here, you can see the aft-most compartments with the glass installed.
  • This is one of the bow compartments that has been glassed.
    This is one of the bow compartments that has been glassed.
  • Fiberglass cloth is laid into the next several sections.
    Fiberglass cloth is laid into the next several sections.
  • The cloth is wetted out with epoxy.
    The cloth is wetted out with epoxy.
  • 12/5/13 - Another section in the bow is complete.
    12/5/13 - Another section in the bow is complete.
  • Four more compartments are fiberglassed.
    Four more compartments are fiberglassed.
  • 12/9/13 - The entire interior has been fiberglassed.
    12/9/13 - The entire interior has been fiberglassed.
  • The carlins, aka cockpit wall stiffeners are glued in place.
    The carlins, aka cockpit wall stiffeners are glued in place.
  • A support for the transom is glued in place.
    A support for the transom is glued in place.
  • The keel strip was damaged during shipping. This is a shot of the strip being glued back together.
    The keel strip was damaged during shipping. This is a shot of the strip being glued back together.
  • Two steering system supports are glued in place.
    Two steering system supports are glued in place.
  • 12/10/13 - The entire interior is coated in epoxy. There is one compartment that got missed, but was covered later!
    12/10/13 - The entire interior is coated in epoxy. There is one compartment that got missed, but was covered later!
  • Another angle.
    Another angle.
  • 12/11/13 - The boat is flipped and ready for work on the exterior of the hull.
    12/11/13 - The boat is flipped and ready for work on the exterior of the hull.
  • View of the bow.
    View of the bow.
  • Gaps and holes are filled with epoxy.
    Gaps and holes are filled with epoxy.
  • 12/12/13 The hull is sanded smooth.
    12/12/13 The hull is sanded smooth.
  • View of the bow.
    View of the bow.
  • Small holes are filled with epoxy.
    Small holes are filled with epoxy.
  • View of the nose block glued in place.
    View of the nose block glued in place.
  • 12/16/13 - Nose block sanded to shape. I just need to fill a couple of holes left by the nose block screws and the boat is ready for fiberglassing.
    12/16/13 - Nose block sanded to shape. I just need to fill a couple of holes left by the nose block screws and the boat is ready for fiberglassing.
  • 12/18/13 - Fiberglass cloth is laid on the hull.
    12/18/13 - Fiberglass cloth is laid on the hull.
  • The cloth is wetted out with epoxy.
    The cloth is wetted out with epoxy.
  • The excess cloth will be trimmed when the epoxy cures.
    The excess cloth will be trimmed when the epoxy cures.
  • 12/18/13 - The overhanging fiberglass cloth has been trimmed off.
    12/18/13 - The overhanging fiberglass cloth has been trimmed off.
  • Bow
    Bow
  • 12/19/13 - The keel strip is epoxied in place.
    12/19/13 - The keel strip is epoxied in place.
  • View of the bow. It was extremely challenging to get this piece of wood to bend with the curve of the boat while balancing it on the v-shaped seam between panels.
    View of the bow. It was extremely challenging to get this piece of wood to bend with the curve of the boat while balancing it on the v-shaped seam between panels.
  • 12/30/13 - One of the rails is installed. When boat building, you can never have too many clamps!
    12/30/13 - One of the rails is installed. When boat building, you can never have too many clamps!
  • 12/31/13 - The port side rail is installed.
    12/31/13 - The port side rail is installed.
  • Part of the steering support system is glued in place.
    Part of the steering support system is glued in place.
  • 1/1/14 - The clamps have been removed and the rails shaped.
    1/1/14 - The clamps have been removed and the rails shaped.
  • View of the bow. The very tip of the bow will be shaped when the deck is attached.
    View of the bow. The very tip of the bow will be shaped when the deck is attached.
  • A hole is cut in bulkhead 2 for an inspection hatch.
    A hole is cut in bulkhead 2 for an inspection hatch.
  • The
    The "king plank" is epoxied in place.
  • The cockpit floor is trimmed to fit.
    The cockpit floor is trimmed to fit.
  • Construction on the cedar strip deck has begun.
    Construction on the cedar strip deck has begun.
  • The deck will be sanded flat before fiberglassing.
    The deck will be sanded flat before fiberglassing.
  • 1/2/14 - The custom strip deck is fully glued. It will be sanded smooth and trimmed before fiberglassing.
    1/2/14 - The custom strip deck is fully glued. It will be sanded smooth and trimmed before fiberglassing.
  • 1/4/14 - The overhanging strips are trimmed.
    1/4/14 - The overhanging strips are trimmed.
  • 1/5/14 - Extra strips are laid along the edges.
    1/5/14 - Extra strips are laid along the edges.
  • The edge strips are planed down to the level of the rest of the deck. Next comes sanding and fiberglassing.
    The edge strips are planed down to the level of the rest of the deck. Next comes sanding and fiberglassing.
  • 1/6/14 - The deck is sanded smooth.
    1/6/14 - The deck is sanded smooth.
  • The deck has been fiberglassed.
    The deck has been fiberglassed.
  • Close up of the deck pattern.
    Close up of the deck pattern.
  • Makeshift weights are used to hold the cockpit floor in place.
    Makeshift weights are used to hold the cockpit floor in place.
  • This is a part of the steering system.
    This is a part of the steering system.
  • The floor gets fillets.
    The floor gets fillets.
  • First fill coat on the floor.
    First fill coat on the floor.
  • An inspection port is put in.
    An inspection port is put in.
  • The deck is glued on.
    The deck is glued on.
  • The deck is trimmed and rounded over.
    The deck is trimmed and rounded over.
  • Deck is trimmed in the cockpit as well.
    Deck is trimmed in the cockpit as well.
  • Cockpit coaming is installed.
    Cockpit coaming is installed.
  • Fiberglass for the transom.
    Fiberglass for the transom.
  • Fiberglass to protect the rails and edge of the deck.
    Fiberglass to protect the rails and edge of the deck.
  • Fiberglassing complete.
    Fiberglassing complete.
  • When the epoxy cures I will run a razor blade along the tape and will have a nice neat line.
    When the epoxy cures I will run a razor blade along the tape and will have a nice neat line.
  • First fill coat of epoxy on the deck.
    First fill coat of epoxy on the deck.
  • The deck gets two fill coats of epoxy.
    The deck gets two fill coats of epoxy.
  • The hull gets two fill coats of epoxy.  Sanding comes next.
    The hull gets two fill coats of epoxy. Sanding comes next.
  • The hull is sanded and ready for paint.
    The hull is sanded and ready for paint.
  • 1/16/14 - Primer is applied to the hull.
    1/16/14 - Primer is applied to the hull.
  • View from the bow.
    View from the bow.
  • First coat of bottom paint.
    First coat of bottom paint.
  • View from the bow.
    View from the bow.
  • The sides and transom are painted blue.
    The sides and transom are painted blue.
  • View from the stern.
    View from the stern.
  • First coat of varnish goes on.
    First coat of varnish goes on.
  • Drain plugs are installed.
    Drain plugs are installed.
  • Painting is done.
    Painting is done.