Sage 15 decked and interior shots

The Sage 15 has been decked –

Jerry checking out the hull/deck joint.  Boat building is all about having lots of clamps!

Jerry checking out the hull/deck joint. Boat building is all about having lots of clamps!

Matt bonding the cockpit floor to the after bulkhead and stringers.

Matt bonding the cockpit floor to the after bulkhead and stringers.

The cockpit lockers a gel coated.

The cockpit lockers a gel coated.

After the bonding putty has been set the clamps are removed and the hull/deck flange is removed –

Starboard side after the hull/deck flange as been removed.

Starboard side after the hull/deck flange as been removed.

Matt  now installs the teak toe rail –

Matt installing the solid teak toe rails.  The rails are bedded to the deck and then bolted to the hull/deck joint.

Matt installing the solid teak toe rails. The rails are bedded to the deck and then bolted to the hull/deck joint.

Toe rails installed.  The starboard stern cleat has also been installed.

Toe rails installed. The starboard stern cleat has also been installed.

The interior was completed before bonding the hull to the deck.  Here are pictures showing the interior –

Cabin seat with sitting headroom.

Cabin seat with teak slats.

Here I am sitting straight backed and my head just touches the house roof.

Here I am sitting straight backed and my head just touches the house roof.

Potti pulled out from under cockpit into the cabin and read for 'use'.

Potti pulled out from under cockpit into the cabin and read for ‘use’.

potti under the cockpit floor.

potti under the cockpit floor.

Jerry has been laying up the companionway slider hatch –

Gel coat goes into the mold first.

Gel coat goes into the mold first.

After the finish color of gel coat is put into the mold a second, black, layer of gel coat is applied.  The black coat keeps the sun from showing through the piece.

First layer of carbon goes in.

First layer of carbon goes in.

after the first carbon layers a layer of balsa is bonded into the mold.

after the first carbon layers a layer of balsa is bonded into the mold.

Here Jerry fills the edge of the balsa with thickened resin.

Here Jerry fills the edge of the balsa with thickened resin.

Final layers of carbon finish the piece.

Final layers of carbon finish the piece.

Once the resin ‘kicks’ Jerry will remove the piece from the mold and Matt will fit and install onto the boat.

– Dave

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