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The Strongback bolted to the shop floor

Laying out face widths for beveling the apron/forefoot unit

Bulkheads erected on strongback stanchions; Transom & Apron assembly on;
Sheer Clamps & Chine Logs on; Bottom planking started (first diagonal layer of two)

Hanging topsides planking to scribe for cutting before installation

Cutting topsides planking; Sheets forward are oriented vertically for scribing

Topsides planking on; Second diagonal layer being dry-fitted

Bow detail--The second bottom plank layer butts the topsides plank layer to finish flush

The second and final diagonal bottom layer is on; Topsides planking (single layer) uses buttblocks

The upper stem is from solid wood; The lower stem is laminated and fairs into the forefoot

Rounding the chine edges to a constant radius

The hull is right side up and deckbeams are in; The headliner is being dry-fitted; Cabinetry started;
1 1/2" polyurethane foam panels are inserted between deckbeams in concert with laying the deck

Detail of the deck frame: Beam-to-laminated carlin components

The galley in frame; Fore & aft bulkheads/web frames are 1/4" ply reinforced from behind as needed

The cockpit showing 1/2" ply washboards laminated over 2x2 carlins & sheer clamps

Detail of the cockpit coaming corner from outside (1/8" ply laminations); Screws are clamps

The Cockpit coaming corner lamination from inside; Screws have been removed

The cabin sides become the cockpit coamings; 1/2" plywood sides are scarfed to 1/4" ply laminates forward and are reinforced from inside aft by an additional 1/4" ply layer aft of the main bulkhead

The laminated cabin front orients 1/4" ply grain vertically to make the bend

All structural work is complete; Xynole/epoxy covering finished; Epoxy primers cover exterior work

Masking for nonskid patterns; LP coats have been sprayed on all perimeters

The manufactured fiberglass hatch insert spigot installed over the battery compartment

The cockpit coaming corner Xynole/epoxy covered, finished and LP painted;
Note the lazarette locker, drain (small hole) and cockpit scupper (large hole)

The galley under construction; Cypress ceiling planking laminated over 1x2 false frames forward

A quick and dirty steam box for trim to be bent around the cabin front (inside & out)

The aluminum fuel tank in place, bonded, wired (fuel gauge) & double-clamped hoses

MAGIC is nearly finished; Hatches, Portlights, Deck fills, Cleats, Chocks, Handrails, Toe Rails, Cabin door, Bimini top and Honda 90 Outboard are all in place

MAGIC emerging from a hole we punched in the shop wall with sledgehammers; Eleven weeks have elapsed since we laid the strongback out and started construction

MAGIC afloat--right on her lines! Spring, Key West, Florida, 1997

The cockpit; the fuel tank is under the bridge deck

A teak grating covers the self-draining anchor well--Best seat in the house! (Reuel's toes)

The cockpit, looking aft; Batteries are under the flush hatch;
Dock lines & fenders under the boxtop hatch

The helm station; Steering is hydraulic

The Galley and Electric Panel; The stove is alcohol

The Lunenberg Foundries wood stove for chilly evenings exploring the Everglades

MAGIC's saloon, showing double berth forward, settee berths p & s, dropleaf table, teak & holly cabin sole & cypress ceiling planking. Head & Icebox to starboard; Galley to Port

MAGIC during initial sea trials; She exceeded all our hopes and expectations!

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