The first task was to mark out the gallows on the balk of timber, which incidentally is not part of the hull package and is purchased separately. A pattern is provided for this.
Here it is.
The manual says to use a piece 1 1/2" thick, but I thought that that would be too skinny - especially when 1" (25mm) holes are drilled for the support poles.
So my gallows is being made from a beautiful piece of Douglas Fir 1 7/8" in thickness.
The jig saw was used to cut out the gallows. In this pic it has been partially cut.
And here we are planing the curved top edge to shape.
Finally a shallow notch is cut in the top of the gallows, to catch the mast and the boom. It looks like this.