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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

After pulling out the plugs we watched Little Leon gradually sink lower as she took on the water ballast. The ladies are sitting in the stern so that the water will enter more quickly. Everyone is on the alert for leaks. One significant leak occurred right where Alice was sitting when the chamber was almost completely full. At that point, about 7 people were in the boat and all were immediately evacuated!

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