Building the Bo-Jest

I started taking pictures a bit late in the process.

23 June 2006

Here is the hull frame ready for fairing. The keel is a solid piece of Douglas-fir, straight grain without any knots. Douglas-fir is very plentiful up here in British Columbia, Canada and was used throughout construction.

Here is a stern view. I have already started fairing the chine. I increased the length by 10%. The boat will be just shy of 20 ft.

I messed up with my chine angle to the stem, so I added another piece so that there is enough wood for fairing.

I decided to add a piece of 3/8" plywood behind the chine near the stem. It just gives it a bit more strength and it won't split when I screw on the side planking. The second picture is the faired chine with the added piece.