Wood Working 101
I have not done any kind of woodworking since college. The first step in building the Sailfish is to cut out the frames. I know that I could have done this by using CAD and then laser cutting them but I decided to do it the old school way which was drafting and drawing out the frames by hand and then cutting them on a band saw. I did this because I wanted to get a sense of scale, sometimes when I am in CAD land I don't know how big things are I paid a lot of money for the marine grade plywood.
I cut out the frames in August and around September, I got the stringers, the keel, the strong back, gunwales, and the sides all milled and cut out at the hardwood place down the street from my house. Then I let them all sit in my garage for 3-4 months because I was lazy. I finally decided that I would make it a goal to finish the boat and this week I have made some progress. I started by sealing all of the inside components with one coat of epoxy. I am using Entropy resin which is a plant based epoxy, it's a great alternative to regular epoxy because it doesn't smell and I can use it in my garage. I tried my best to not get epoxy everywhere but since this is on the inside of the boat I am not too concerned with how it looks. I did wear gloves!