mast hoops are a bit of old technology still needed to make traditional vessels sail.
This is the second video on the restoration of the steam launch. the first was on the technique used to turn it over.
If you are curious about how to turn over a large steam launch - without large powered lifts you might find this little video of interest The video was a sort of by product of some other work I did for Wooden Boat Publications a few years ago.
taking time to reflect or meditate is never a bad idea before starting in the shop.
If you've never witnessed a schooner being framed up you've missed and interesting bit of marine history.