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Cold Molding

Materials include Alaskan cedar for hull covered with 8 ounce cloth and epoxy, Sitka spruce for masts, teak for decks, red cedar for pilot house and birch and mahogany for interior. All exterior wood is covered with fiberglass and epoxy and never needed repainting in 11 years of use.

All ribs and keel member are laminated hard wood and ribs extend across keel and into bulwarks. A method of building was used to have every component of interior make intimate contact with hull and carry some load, accomplished by building the boat from the inside out (applying hull very last).

All wood was treated with penetrating epoxy to make the wood resist rot and give it a much harder surface. Bulk heads , deck house and floor boards are made of 7 plywood, deck has 2 layers of marine plywood covered with epoxy and cloth and thick teak glued to it.
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