All that is left on the bottom is final sanding and painting.
Here is a pic that shows the temporary deck frames installed.
Next step is to shape the gunales and begin stripping the top deck. (My favorite part)
Starting to look like a boat! It looks even better in the flesh. I like the shape and lines of the hull. The panels flow into each other and that gives it a soft profile. My fishing trip was canceled so I'll be by to help :roll: (ie. watch and ask questions).
Finally figuered the highlights out in the front. :idea:
They will be tiger maple and cocobolo.
I have not figured out the back pattern yet, but working on it. :idea:
The cypress strips will finish out yellow-orange (lighter strips) and brownish-black (darker strips) :!:
The last build I decided to not go with a kit and by the time I bought all the materials, I saved around $100.00 dollars and spent alot more in time.
After researching this boat more from people that have built and paddle them alot and some even race them. It tracks well with 2 people and will paddle well with a single paddler with the weight distributed or you can use the rudder. Also they say it is fast.
The foot print on this boat is basically the same as the Skinny piroque you built. With one big difference. The first 2 side panels are on around 40 degrees.
It is 21" flat bottom and 33" beam. All the edges are rounded. It is a sleek design.
I will take a picture of the bottom.
Finally finished the inside.
Added a middle set of seat cleats. Now the boat will handle better, weight distribution with a single paddler
Next the deck permanently meets the bottom half. Complete hull
The deck is a permanent part of the hull.
Hatches are finished.
Cockpit combing is finished.
Deck has been glassed and 3 coats of epoxy applied.
Next is finish sanding the outside of the bottom and paint.