The steering oar is mounted with a carved dragons head to give it a little more presence.
The dragon head and the stern stem extension are mounted with nut certs and flat head bolts. The mast cradles are matched
to the same nut certs so they can carry the weight of the mast when on the road.
The mast thwart is epoxied in place and attached to the oak ribs. The rowing thwart is removable and can be stowed under the oars in front of the centerboard case.
Next spring I will order a trailer so I can customize it to fit Smaug. Then the mast will be stepped and the rigging installed. I am planning on a balanced lug rig of about 100 Sq Ft.