Well after finishing up a NFZ for a customer and I having some time on my hands, I finally decided to replace my original NFZ so I could incorporate some new ideas. The new NFZ is 19'7" long. Built entirely out of okoume/meranti and ash. I increased the lower side height and laminated 4 sheets of 1/4" ply to make the lower sides 1" thick. I'll be powering with a new Mud Buddy HDR 4400 EFI for a tall transom. The bottom is 1" thick and will be sheathed with a layer of 5 oz kevlar between 2 layers of 6 oz glass before coating with cabosil/graphite thickened epoxy and the keel strips will be UHMW as they have in the past. Final weight will be around 750 to 800 lbs, with the orignal NFZ weighing in a 660 lbs. Not a bad increase in weight for the trade off. After 3 weeks of work, I have about a week of work left. This is how she began. After a couple of days, she was starting to take shape. In each of the seats and the rear compartment, I glassed a half round of PVC to divert water through to the bilge and keep the compartments dry. After it cured I sprayed liner in the seats so that I could put the tops on before spraying liner on the interior. At this point, I sprayed paint to down to where the liner would go so that I would have crisp lines. Cont.