Proto 2001 Construction
The boat is built with composite
materials using the cold molded method from the Gougeon
West System.The core is made of 3mm plywood. 4 layers for
the bottom and 3 layers for the topsides, the deck and the
cockpit floor, all glued with epoxy.
Then a 6 once fiber glass epoxy saturated
inside outside completely seal and waterproof
The structure is made of plywood. There are 6
laminated ring frames starting at the front of the mast to the
rudder keel box. Vertical transversal plywood
frames connecting bottom and cockpit floor reinforce the
front and the back of the keel box and a
longitudinal center frame start from the keel
box going forward for the mast steep.
Smaller center longitudinal frames extend to both
The boat has 4 watertight tanks. Forward
deck, under cockpit floor and cockpit side tanks. It
The keel box is double wall plywood with
1.5 inches contour blocks between.
The rudder box is made around a cassette type
The rudder is plywood with a stainless steel
rudder post curved and milled extending about half of the
rudder blade. The rudder post turn in two 35mm Jafa
self align roller bearings.
The keel is made of 1/4 inch aluminum full
size plate with 2 steel straps 1/2 X 6 inches from top to
bottom. One on each side. Then the lead bulb is
attached to the bottom.
The boat is faired and painted with high
build epoxy primer. Then high quality polyurethane paint sanded
up to 800 grit finished with automotive glazing compound
completes the process.