This is the mess left by shaping the boom and yard with the power planer. Can't believe how big a pile you end up with off that little bit of shaping.
I've decided to go with a dumb sheave for the halyard to begin with. If it's too much friction I can always change to a block.
My Kit from Polysail showed, so i can start in on that soon. My brother and nephew came by and we flipped the boat back upright and threw it back on the trailer so I can roll it around again. First thing I did was roll it outside and step the mast.
The mast is 16 feet, the boat only 15 feet. This is AFTER I shortened it from the 18ft that Jim designed. I just don't need that much sail area. The yard is the designed length and I shortened the boom @ 1.25ft. It was only 6" shorter than the boat as designed. The design sail area is 138ft2. I'm gonna end up with @ 112ft2 with 2 reef points.
The little raw wood block in front of the mast was quickly added to brace the heel of the max against as I tilt it up. Helps a lot, it will become permanent. I might even modify the front of the cabin and build a step IN the cabin to make it super easy. There's a little effort lifting/balancing the mast and stabbing it through the deck.
Build the sail. Install the windows. Rigging and finish modifying the trailer. The end is in sight.