Tidal Creeks Boat Works uses the traditional cold-molding, diagonally-planked process. We differ slightly from traditional methods as 60 percent of the computerized CNC building jig actually becomes an integral part of the finished hull. After the hull is skinned with a combination of Douglas Fir and Oukme plywood, three to six layers of fiberglass and epoxy resin are applied to the exterior to create a very strong, stiff and lightweight hull.
After the flip, the remaining part of the jig is removed. The hull then has established main stringers, deck stringers and bulkheads in place. This method produces an exact copy of the computer-generated plans and the perfect foundation upon which to build the rest of the boat.
At that point, engines, fuel tanks, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and electronic systems are installed. The talented craftsmen then start the process of making the boat fair, smooth and shiny, which ultimately completes our goal of creating a timeless, hand-built masterpiece.