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The Carolina Skiff patented box-beam construction process begins with prepping, waxing and then gel-coating the mold. After the high-gloss exterior gel coat is applied, a layer of fiberglass and resin is sprayed into the mold and then rolled to eliminate air pockets. Using a Coast Guard approved foam flotation, Carolina Skiff pre-forms closed cell foam logs to fit each Carolina Skiff model. The forming of each log is done with precision to ensure the highest quality of our product. Each log is then hand laid with a layer of woven-roven and resin is sprayed between each foam log creating a box-beam stringer. This process allows for a solid durable, non-flexing hull with wood-free construction. After each hand-laid foam log is laid, layers of fiberglass matting and tri-directional fiberglass matt are laid by hand. This is rolled to release any air pockets and then extra layers of tri-directional matt are used in key stress areas of the hull. From this point of construction, the now formed hull is allowed to cure. Once the curing process is finished, the hull is then pulled from the mold and inspected to ensure a quality boat hull.