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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

Getting ready to put Little Leon on to the trailer, this shows how she is weighed. She is only supported at two points – the bow and the stern. A support across her midships (green arrow) that almost touches the wall on both sides prevents her from tipping over. Then a lever is used (red arrow) to lift the keel off the support so that the bathroom scale can be placed under. The weights at the bow and stern are added. Now, she weighs 470 pounds.

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