We eat our wheaties for this project. We needed to drag the lead keel across the barn, position it under the the suspended boat, spin it around and then hoist it off the ground.
While we used cable come-alongs, this was exhausting. Now the lead is in the correct orientation and we are able to verify the alignment on the keel bolts. We have begun drilling the bolt holes. New 316 stainless bolts have been ordered from Marsh Fasteners.
Once these arrive, we will install them and begin the final lift to the mating surface of the keel timber.
The starboard side planking is not installed yet. This will facilitate the keel installation.
Here are some photos...
|A chain attached to the the barn's superstructure allows us|
to lift the keel lead close to position through the opening in the hull framing.