Dry fitting a cardboard mail tube in place of the mast allows me to accurately pattern a sail cover, make the final cut on the boom gallows stanchions and cut the mast wedges.
Thankfully all below deck sanding, painting and varnishing is done. Tom the electrician can now finish installing the new SSB, tuner and the KISS counterpoise. Next week we will lay the Nu-Tek fake teak deck. Other biggies on the to do list are frig/freezer doors and the forward cabin door. Settee cushions are also on that list.
And here is a photo from 3 1/2 years ago when the finish line was far away.
The seventh mast hoop is a spare. The hoop stack with mains'l stowed is going to make for a very wide mains'l cover but I don't want to lace the main to the mast. I spent some bucks on the hoops and I am going to at least start with them. I can always switch to lacings later and recut the cover.