Aligning beams (take one)

Enzo and Liam beaming
Enzo and Liam beaming

Despite unseen rainwater in the hulls, we teamed up on a gorgeous sunny day to move the hulls out onto the sidewalk and street to align and mark the beams.  It went smoothly and was good fun, particularly walking the “balance beams” over the planters and hoisting of the crab claw rig from Thomas’ ulua.

Scott quickly cut 1×2 fir and Thomas helped line up, level, and mark the locations of beam pads and sockets, as well as the beam edges.  Things were a little loose until we hammered the wedges in hard to hold the cedar 1x2s that ensured the hulls were parallel.  Unfortunately, we missed a few key markings and accidentally placed the sockets on the outboard deck, rather than the inboard where they belong!

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