Only the engine room had 1/4 5 ply plywood on the sides and than 1 layer of glass over the plywood and just one layer of glass over the frames and juniper planks on the inside hull bottom.under the engines.The plywoods primary function believe it or not was to prevent plank print through years down the road that would happen if you used just glass over the planks.
The rest of the boat inside was just bare frames and planking like you would see in any wood boat.We would spray some deadly primer and paint on it dont recall what it was.
What you see in the pics on the website of the boats being built rightside up is the laying of the keel and than they would insert a couple of frames and than using a fairing batten across thoses frames they would get the shape of the frame needed to fill the gap and build it.All the boats started with a basic few frames to get the overall shape and just were tweaked and eyed in from there.
Once you had your frames all up you would fair the angles of the frames with a planer and grinder to get them flush to recieve the planking.Than the fun part planking.One guy mixes another spreads the thickened epoxy between the planks and on the frames and 3 guys nail them in with like a #8 copper nail.5 guys could pank up a boat in 2 days. That is the fun part as you see alot of progress so quickly.
Than a day of fairing the planking with a 36 grit grinder. Fun stuff i tell you.
Next step was 2 layers of 1708 on the bottom followed by fairing compound so there was no fiberglass sanding between coats.
Nexy step the 1/4 inch ply hung vertically on the sides glued with thickened epoxy and screwed in with drywall screws.
Next step some 1708 over the plywood after you removed the drywall screws and sanded any residue off followed by fairing compound. No glass sanding in the shop if you can help it.
And than the really fun part 2 days of the whole crew sanding and fairing with 3 foot fairing boards.Paul was great though on sanding day he would have you sand for the morning and thanmake the crew luch on the grill and give us the rest of the day off with a whole days pay.Not much but i thought it was nice of him and it kept the crew enthused.
The Buddy Davis line was one of the only convential fiberglass mold built boats in the area.Huge facility for the area, I think Wanchese.
I would go back and do it again if i had the chance,Dirty work but pretty cool all in all.Wouldn't want to do it at a glassboat shop though to dirty and itchy.