In January, AFAD participants learned the art of making patterns by utilizing the information from our loft and the interior of the boat itself. If we were building a new boat from scratch we would use the body plan we’ve lofted and make full size patterns that would then become the structure that our planking bends around giving us the vessels desired shape. However, for our application we were concerned about creating “molds” that would act as extra support while we craned Delaware onto the hard. If you remember we have already removed her cabin house, engine and much of her inner structure. With out this extra framing she would be very vulnerable to crushing once the slings tightened around her hull.