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Step 34: The Outrigger Arm Preparation

Picture of The Outrigger Arm Preparation

On previous pics you probably saw both arms seasoning on the ceiling, here they're ready to be sunk in the hull.

I harvested these curved trees intentionally for this purpose. Naturally curved oak & hawthorn.

Forked or elbowed wood is a gift to work with. Ancient boat- or building builders & naval carpenters had a natural flair not to waste anything of the trees they harvested. The stem used to be split in planks, the crowns were used for the inner structure.

Modern carpentry has lost this. Everything has to be straight, sized & calibrated. The pain of standardisation.

Get the hull & the outrigger both at the same level, brace the arms over both and think about a decent connection.