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Buoyant Neutrinos  Photo Gallery Page Three:
Construction of the second hull of the Absolute Absolution

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To protect from the intense summer sun in Port Isabel, a huge tarp-covered frame was built over the entire building platform. The rafts are tied to a dock belonging to Billy Kenon, who has generously donated this space for our project.

wpe77989.gif (335688 bytes) The curved parts of the frames are put together first. wpe36948.gif (313984 bytes) Tony Davis puts finishing touches on the stack of nearly completed frames while Ed examines the keel

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Ed supervises Connie Hockaday as she works on the keel.

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Dean Kennell helps Ed stack the last of the ribs.

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Ed clarifies a point for Tony as they begin to put the frames in place along the  keel.

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Here you can see the first hull in the water and the second hull under construction on the platform right next to it.

wpe74819.gif (341818 bytes) After all the frames are in place, the plywood skin will be fitted over them and then the hull will be filled with foam. wpe12515.gif (349045 bytes) Tony cuts one of the pieces of recycled foam before putting it inside the hull.

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All the pieces of recycled foam are in place, prior to pouring the liquid foam around them.

wpe72098.gif (305757 bytes) Jaclyn Howle mixes the two -part liquid foam with a paddle attachment on an electric drill. wpe35166.gif (261658 bytes) Tony pours the mixed foam into the hull. This process is repeated until the entire hull is filled with a solid block of foam.

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