Francesco's Balsa Nose Rider clamped up, ready for first glue-up. The red circles indicate where the board will be spot glued so it can be taken apart and chambered after rough shaping.
The BNR rough shaped by T Martin at Hobie. Ready to take apart and chamber.
Weight at this stage: 33lbs
FD's BNR in JC's shop, chambered by JC. Ready to re-glue and finish shape.
T. Martin finish-shaping FD's BNR in his home shaping bay in San Clemente, CA.
Hobie's head shaper, Terry Martin with FD's finished shape. Finished weight: 16.5 lbs
J. Cherry pivot fin for FD's BNR; African mahogany, flame maple, Peruvian walnut.
FD's BNR in the laminating room at Moonlight Glassing, waiting for a rudder.