The builder's notes that come with the plans
recommend using the deck sections as a base for the jig. I decided to mount the molds and transom directly to the strongback
just like the illustration above.
The 1st night I cut and mounted all the vertical
braces for the mold sections and the transom. Then I mounted the transom and used this component as the "origin" for the placement
of all the molds on the strongback. It's key that the transom be level and at the correct height because all measurements
are made from this component.
After the transom was solidly mounted to
the strongback, I attached the "C" mold in position, leveled and squared the mold in relation to the baseline and transom.
Next I placed "E" mold, then "D" mold, followed by the "B" & finally the "A" mold. I temporarily clamped the uprights
to the strongback a checked all the conceivable dimensions and used a laser level to align the centerlines of the molds with
the centerline of the transom. All this was a fairly tedious process and took quite a bit of time to make the small adjustments
to insure every component was in proper alignment. I highly suggest doing this as a 2 person job. Not having someone hold
the other end of the tape measure slows things down quite a bit.