I started building a John Welsford Pathfinder in July 2008. The boat was completed in Oct, 2010.

This blog now records our use of the boat, but documentation of building the boat can be found in the archives.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

First attempt to hoist the main. Gaff and boom are not trimmed to length yet, and the foot of the sail is pulled out away from the mast, but not a bad first try. (forestay not attached so the mast is bent back a bit)

Making gaff jaws (i later added strength to the jaws with an additional layer of 1/4 inch ply added to the 3/8)

Preparing for the mast.

Mast making

Bottom paint.