Traditionally rigged boats and vessels use mast hoops around their masts to assist in raising and lowering sails. This video explores how the hoops are made at the only commercial maker.
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.