F-9AX ConstructionHere is the "Keel Laying" of a float half. The boat is constructed using the vertical foam stripping method, so this picture shows the first strip of foam in the mold.
I used a low-tech vacuum bagging technique for the flat bulkheads. The bleeder cloth was burlap, and the clear bag was construction plastic from Home Depot. I used peel ply next to the glass cloth for a good finish. The vacuum pump is a refrigerator compressor.
Here my son and I are trimming tape on a bulkhead in a completed float half.
This photo shows a completed float half in the mold with the 3 bulkheads in place.
Here is a completed ama half.
This is a laminated and joined float before fairing.
A faired float in the new garage.
A closer shot of the foam bow on the unfaired float.
More to come!