The volunteer crew pushed hard to get the boat shed ready for the keel laying, now only three days away. Two cross beams needed to be shaped and lifted into place on top of the wall posts to be able to support the bow and stern stems which would be attached at each end of the keel.
The cross beams were lifted into place using 2 gin-poles and block and tackles. This lifting process was captured by “Pedro Menendez” and posted as a You Tube video. Click the You Tube link on this web site to see it
After a great morning’s work the crew posed for a group shot
Immediately after Capt John and Alexander drove over to the Island and pruned a live oak limb that had the right curve to cut into the stem pieces