The Skerry plans indicate that spars can be made out of spruce, even that stuff found at the big box stores. So I am thinking I need to:
- Pick through the bins for some straight stock, preferably with few knots.
- Run it through the table saw to get the proper dimensions
- Cut scarf joints to eliminate any knotty sections
- Glue them up
Am I missing anything? Anyone play with other lumber types? I am sticking with a solid mast – I looked into the birds nest idea but think I will pass on that for now. Sounds like it can always be a retrofit later.