The first order of business for #667 was to level her hull: stern to stem, as well as athwartship. All subsequent construction - building out the interior - requires a level starting point, otherwise rolling seas may not be the only thing pinging the senses. I used a 20-ton house jack, placed on the forefoot of the keel and made incremental adjustments to bring the bow up to a point where the hull was finally resting level from bow to stern - waterline level.
With the hull level from bow to stern, as referenced by the primary bulkhead, I was ready to turn my attention to the leveling of the hull from port to starboard.
For the athwartship leveling, I used the jack-stands to slowly bring her to level - making countless trips into and out of the boat to check the level. Again, I used a level placed on the primary bulkhead to take the level measurement.
I was without a few tools during the leveling, so next trip I will check and double-check to make sure all is level and satisfactory prior to continuing general construction work - replacing bulkheads, cabin sole, etc.