925Hrs – Squaring Away
A much better night tonight, thanks to Chris, Beat and Jacques for the words of encouragement and advice. I was determined to make some progress tonight because work and social demands will probably prevent any further work until Sunday and I didn’t want the problem nagging at me whilst I was away. I had already realised that some reference points on the floor would enable me to make more accurate measurements as Jacques suggested. The other thing that made a huge difference was the loan of a 2-ton trolley jack. This made easy work of lifting and making fine adjustments. I first made sure that the hulls were positioned exactly opposite each other and as close as possible to the 4.6m centreline distance. Having done that I then concentrated on the port hull and worked methodically to level it fore and aft and then athwart ships, The barn floor has a slight fall on it so I also had to reference the starboard hull to ensure I could get them level with each other. Unlike last night things seemed to go quite easily and having got the port hull sorted moved over to the starboard. By the end of the night I had the hulls all but perfectly aligned, there will be some further adjustments needed but I’m very close and probably near enough for the purposes of fitting the bulkheads.