The partner and step line up nicely. I had a bit of a surprise when I discovered the mast was a bit thicker further up and would not fit through the partner. A bit of work with the block plane and all was good.
There is a bit of reinforcing yet for the mast but it looks pretty good. I have the brace pieces cut, they just need to be painted and then mounted.
I bored out the holes for the pintle bar. I ran into a bit of an obstacle in that I had not really factored in the bulk of the rudder sandwich when I went with the scaled down gudgeons. I went back to the larger gudgeons and now have clearance for the rudder to pivot.
-- "Checking for square? what madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2