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Project Stages

   Getting Started

   Hull Construction

   > Building the Form

   > Planking

   > Fiberglass

   > Fitting the Frames

   > Lower Deck

   > Ballast Test

   > Main Deck & Finishing

   Masting and Rigging

   Into the Water


 About the project

The forward lower deck is now glued down. The hole for the access panel is just barely visible because of the shallow angle of the picture. The air release valve has also been installed. The idea is that when water appears in the clear tube the valve is closed and we can be confident (?) that the water ballast chamber is full. The clear tube passes through the hull to keep any overflow out of the main portion of the hull. We’re now ready to test the water ballast chamber!

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