Finally done adding wood to the tail block. Now it is wide enough for the subtail.
Here are the rough nose blocks sitting in place. They are cedar with a thin strip of redwood in the middle for a little contrast. They'll get glued on after the top skin is in place.
Bead and cove rail strip progress. Nearly done. With a totally flat deck, I don't have to carry the strips too far onto the deck. Another 4 strips should do it. Okay, for the observant, how many mistakes/fixes can you spot in this photo? I can see at least two that I know of!
I decided to go with a quad set up for a couple of reasons. Quads seem like having little motors under the board when you turn, and I wanted some shallow draft fins for suring the reef on low tide or inside days. These are made from plywood leftovers from the skins and they'll get inset 1/2" into the board to simplify installation.
Another picture of the progress so far. Gee, how come the top-of-rib stringers are so wiggly? Apparently there was a technical measurement issue in laying out the center line of the ribs. Time for a new ruler I guess.