My other projects are on hold until I can afford to stock up on epoxy resin again.
Bought this 8-2A fat boy blank, wanted something "fishy", but similar to my big guy (old guy) Banana Boat, to try a variation of outline with the same quad setup. I drew up a big fish, with a plan to make it a quad. But the tail didn't look right on such a big board (8 foot), so I stepped it in with a wing. I transferred my drawing to a full size grid on butcher paper, then to a plywood swing template. Once I drew it on the board, I added an intermediate wing, to step it in twice, instead of the one big step.
I cut out my shape, skinned and foiled with power planer, and shaped with surform and sandpaper.
Once I had the drawing, I noticed the similarity to the Rusty Big Cat, so I read up, and looked at the videos, showing bottom, rails, etc. I take notes when I find stuff like this, invaluable to the backyard shaper! I realize my shape is a little different, but there is still valuable insight from a close up and personal look at a board like this, IMO.
I know fish purists would not call this a fish - I'm calling it a winged swallowtail quad, so The Wing Squad (for short) is its name - which gives me some ideas for some graphics...