Below are the two forward halves of the mold, and you can see that they are not yet joined together. The scaffolding hangs from the cross beams so none of it touches the inside surface.
|Hull mold being prepped|
Here's a view from the stern of the boat. You can see a blue area on the right inside the hull. I think that's the seam for the extension to the mold that turns the N55 hull into an N60/63 hull. Obviously the transom section has not yet been attached.
|Hull mold viewed from the stern|
The transom section gets prepped separately, probably to make access easier that trying to do it after attaching to the rest of the hull. It appears to have already been gel coated, and the blue stuff I'm told is some sort of bonding agent.
|Transom mold prepped and ready to attach|
Below is the mold fully assembled
|Fully assembled mold|
|Fully assembled mold|
|Spraying on gel coat|
|Applying gel coat|
In the picture below, the foreground where the guys are working is the engine room. Forward of that is the laundry/utility room. Next is tankage - a combination of the fresh water, grey water, and black water tanks. And the forward most section is the "basement".
|Fiberglass ribs and lower bulkheads installed|
And then the mold starts coming off. The first to emerge is the transom.
|Transom mold section removed|
And the full hull emerges to see the light of day. The picture below shows the aft-most bulkhead that separates the engine room from the lazarette
|Hull emerges from the mold|
And the full hull viewed from the outside.
|Hull out of the mold|
Over the two weeks that ensued after the boat came out of the mold, the swarm appears to have been in full force. In the picture below which is facing the bow, you can see what I mean. The two people in the foreground on either side of the boat are crouched on the two main fuel tanks The tanks (all of them) are fiberglass and get built right into the main structure. The space between the tanks is the engine room. The red thing a bit forward and on the right is the top of one of the forward fuel tanks. Ahead of that you can see some blue and some black. Those are the fresh water and black water tanks respectively. Furthest forward where there is another worker is the bulkhead separating the master stateroom from the guest stateroom.
And last, here is an overview of the whole thing.