All of the plugs are removed from this vessel
Picture above shows there is 6" of free board to the floor and that is 3' 6" to the top of the sides all plugs removed.
In the rear of the vessel this picture was taken at the rear transom access. Note the seaweeds floating on the water. Water was 8" below the floor and that makes 3' 8" of free board to the top rail.
Barrels of water and steel plates were added on board to the vessel to provide added weights to simulate equipment, seating, engine, superstructure, etc. This proves beyond any doubt that our process creates a safe and stable amphibious vehicle.