New Boom Gallows

Well, I ended up with a solution to my boom gallows dilemma that I really like. I had Pete Tanner of Standfast Marine Fittings, Blue Rocks, NS weld me up stainless uprights and brackets and fitted them with mahogany crosspieces. The uprights slip over (and are bolted to) solid stainless plugs, so the whole gallows is removeable. Solid, convenient, and attractive. I have added a lifering since this photo was taken, and will add leathering to the notch.

Thanks to all who contributed thoughts & suggestions!