This is a picture of Whipray Hull #1 that I built in 3 weeks for Flip to use with Lefty for a Walker Cay Chronicles show that they were to do together in two weeks time.
The hull is from the new mold and the deck is just Core pieces all glassed together.Everything was Gelcoat rolled over finish.
Very rough basic finish. It killed me to show it at shows till we got hull #2 done with all the molds I had not yet finished building.
Because there were no aluminum tower or fuel tank welders about in St. Augustine back then I just glassed in my standard fiberglass fuel tank in the bow using the hull sides as part of the fuel tank with a wax barrier to separate the two for Coast Guard regs.
This skiffs has an interesting history. The stern was pulled right out of it once rounding the southern end of Great Abaco when it was being towed behind a big freight boat with a 40 Merc on the stern in big seas. A sea washed over her and out went the stern and the engine.
Seeing her in this picture brought back memories for me along with the fact that that’s a 22 year old fiberglass fuel tank in her.