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third time’s the charm

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third time’s the charm

The final LS-20 hull emerged from its mold this week and joined her two sisters in anticipation of their decks. The triplet hulls have hand-laid skins with vacuum-bagged core built from SP High Modulus M-Foam. The internal parts are pre-preg fiberglass with Honeycomb and Corecell foamcores. Two of the decks have already been constructed and the third is currently being prepped for infusion later this week. The final deck will be pulled from its mold before The Landing School’s students in the Composite Boat Building Program leave for spring break in mid-April.

The 15 student-builders have already built most of the additional parts to the boats. The keel strut and rudder are infused carbon parts, and the bowsprit and tiller are constructed with pre-preg carbon fiber. The lead bulbs have already been delivered to the shop, and the Seldén carbon spars are due to be delivered May 1. Maine Sailing Partners will be providing a fat-head main, blade jib and asymmetrical spinnaker for each boat later this spring.

The LS-20s will launch and undergo sea-trials prior to The Landing School’s mid-June graduation. The ready-to-sail price for each boat is $24,000. More information is available online: www.landingschoolboats.com.