My new little project seems to have the same problem my shin did earlier this summer: Some little bugs got into the wound and set up shop. I kinda thought that might be the case, but it’s a little worse than I kinda thought. I have pulled the end decks off, as the decking was pretty well shot. At first glance, it doesn’t look too bad down below. This is the stern. The gunwales, ribs, and chines are fine, walls and floor look good. This can work.
But then we look under the bow. Again, walls, floors and ribs look okay. But check out that green circle where the decks met the splashboard.
Sooooooo, I upped today’s marine plywood order by one more boat floor. Current guesstimate on replacement: All decks and bulkheads, full floor, front 1/3 of the gunwales, and some of the deck supports. Hey, I’ve seen worse. I think I’ve rowed worse.