Glassing of the first surfboard - laminate coat and 'hot coat' done on the top. Now we have to turn it over and do the underside.


This is the cover photo from Woodenboat #191 (July/August 2006). The article is about camp-cruising in the Sea of Cortez, Baja California, but also about this cool skin-on-frame sailboat, which is very much like the boats we build. See also http://www.capefalconkayak.com/



Dan Biega is attaching the cockpit combing on his shell. Then we will begin installing the Pantidosi Rowing wing.

Here is a close-up of the blocking for the surfboard leash cup and the vent plug. These boards being hollow, and tightly constructed, need a vent to accommodate pressure changes due to the weather.

Below we see Derek's board beginning to take its final shape. Once this is done, the entire board gets fibreglassed.


Surfboards moving along

Jon Guay is catching up, by doing more than one row of strips per day. Meanwhile, Derek Sweet is adding blocking for the fin box(2), leash, vent plug(3) and along the frames(1) to increase gluing surface.

Instant Boat

Faculty member Ken Stone made use of the boat room over the spring break to nearly complete this small rowboat.