First, the hull is leveled on saw horses, both for to aft and side to side using, in the case of the Whitehall, the keel as a reference point. Then, the waterline level at the stem or transom is measured from the plan, and marked on the hull. The laser level is set so that it points to that mark. By pivoting the laser level, one person moves the light beam along the hull, while another marks the location of the beam every few inches. The marks are connected and, voila, a good waterline is achieved.
|The lapstrake Whitehall is primed, and the waterline has been drawn|
|The scarphed repair to the stem has been rendered invisible!|
|The hull is starting to look very nice.|
|The lofting table is the place where all WoW boats start their lives.|
|A full length ceiling plank sits on the bandsaw having just been spiled and rough cut|