Here you can see we have started removing the bottom planks to investigate the extent of the rot damage. As we continue to work will post more pictures and updates.
We also have the transom cover complete. We still need to put studs in the sides of the boat so we can finish snapping. That is why the sides are loose.
We now have the first two frames replaced. In the first picture to the left you can see that the frames were in bad shape and were crumbling in our hands. We plan to work our way back one frame at a time until all the rotten frames are replaced.
Above you can see that rot was found in the stem and gripe. You can clearly see where the rot is based on the discoloration of the wood. If you look at the first and last picture you can see that the rot had completely penetrated the thickness of the wood. These sections will need to be removed and replaced.
We now have the stem, knee and gripe replaced where rot was found. We have all of the new pieces cut and dry fit. We will now begin permanent installation using 3M 5200 Marine Adhesive and stainless steel fasteners.