GIS Yard and Boom

Back in Feb I posted that I had bought some wood to start building the mast, yard & boom for the Goat Island Skiff. At some point I glued the 2 pieces of SYP together to form the yard and boom, but apparently never posted it here. They’ve been sitting around for a month or so and tonight I finally got to cutting them. The widest parts are supposed to be 40 mm, so I cut them down to roughly 44 mm to leave room for fine planing. Both ends are tapered as well. Might be a job for the new bandsaw.

rough cut boom

rough cut boom

Time to start making some real progress on this build. After the tapering of the yard and boom, I’ll round over the corners and get some varnish on them. Then it will be time for the birdsmouth mast.

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