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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

We eventually loaded all ten of us on board and that provided enough weight that the ballast chamber could fill up completely. The important result of this test is that when the ballast chamber is full, the water does not have room to slosh and the hull is quite stable. This means we can move on to the main deck and finish the hull! A note – I need to replace the finish washers on the access panel screws with rubber washers to prevent water from leaking out through the screw holes.

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