Jobs included taping up all the parts ready to take the epoxy, cutting the wood ready for lamination of the stem, and then a dry run for the clamping itself.
I was keen to keep the strips of wood a long as possible so we can use it to add the mast head onto it, but the height of the frame off the ground restricts how long these can be left, so we’ve gone for the “that fits, lets do that and sort it out later”, approach.
Don’t think this will cause much problem as there is enough wood to attach something onto. At the moment the plan is for the mast head to be removable.
We also need to cut out the rest of the planking so the skarfing can be done. If we don’t do this we not have the space to do it later.
Andy has started work on a tiller handle, picture to come next week.