The outer chines put up a bit of a fight coming off, as they were glued on with copious amours of silicone, but we persevered.
This gave us a fine display of what was too rotten to save and what was good enough to keep. This next shot is from the heart of the rot zone. It’s hard to see in the picture how bad it is, but there’s a lot of boat missing here.
No problem. Cut that junk outta there. Here Jim is scarfing the trailer guard board back to a 8-1 bevel. Roy is cleaning up the fatigued edge on the far side. To the lower left we have removed a long strip of unsalvageable side. Next Jim is going to bevel this new edge as well.
The far side is now impregnated with epoxy and squeezed between a clamp or two, which will strengthen the traumatized plywood edge to at least its original strength if not moreso.