Bo Jest by Bill McComb, Davidson, North Carolina

18 February 2011

Frame is white oak, Battens completed on strong back, applying 3/8" side planking, BS-1088 HydroTek Meranti

Transom Detail

Bow Detail, bending the side hull plywood, took quite a bit of "coaxing"!

Plywood planking on hull completed. Working on applying fairing compound

Jig for building the "Skeg". It took 18 pieces of white oak to complete. I made a boring jig for the shaft hole and drilled through each lamination as epoxy was applied. I used West System # 655 "G-Flex" thickened epoxy and silicon-bronze fasteners. Gougeon Brothers, makers of the West System epoxies, were very helpful and they were always supportive; great customer service.

Fairing completed.

The BoJest "Flippen-Party", the "snowy" Saturday before Christmas 2009.