Today I put her back in the water and placed house bricks in the bottom of the hull until she floated below her water line. The total weight that this hull will take is 21 pounds. I even pushed her down further with my hands to test the buoyancy, which flooded her.

As the top deck weighs 2 pounds I figured she will need around 15 pounds in the hull to balance out. This of course turns her over so the weight will have to be suspended below the bottom of the hull an unknown distance.

I am loath to drill a hole through the bottom of the boat, or to fit bulky brackets to continue the experiment with how deep the weight should be suspended so I've decided she will be a Non sailing vessel.

I have a few 'pretty' items to go on and complete her so she might make a good display model

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