Yes, you are right. That was the only way i would be able to drill a hole in correct angle; was not able to find any other more safer ideas...The Windlass looks really good and I like the way you drilled the Mast holes, a clever idea but fraught with danger,
Hi Uwek, i started with a pilot hole using 3mm drill and then just widen it with 6mm. Yes a bit scary process but all was good; ship survived and i lost few more hairs..A very big drill for this small ship - did you use before a smaller diameter or die you start already with the big size?
Hope your Sultana survived? - because you did not show us her afterwards until now......