Well, with both of my helpers down or out today, I puttered along and got distracted a lot. I got a bit more work done on the bow post, and lofted out and mostly finished the transom.

Then a bit of shopping in order to procure the requisite supplies for a ladder-strongback. A good deal of head-scratching went into its actual construction and placement, and it is now anchored to the shop floor. The bowpost and transom risers are cut and tentatively placed. These will hold the boat ends in their perfect spot in space, and seven more pairs of risers will hold the central rib sections that I hope to be building tomorrow.

Snow is in the forecast, though, so I may spend more time shoveling and snowblowing and less time in the shop.