Today was my first opportunity this year to properly get hands on with this project. Only 6 months since the last update, not a lot you can do when it looks like this:
But still things have progressed.
A reminder. This is as things were last year:
First thing was to grind away all the old wood stuck to the transom. This wasn’t actually that hard just incredibly messy, don’t have any progress pics here, as camera wasn’t to hand.
After this was complete and all of the rotten wood removed, (the stingers fortunately – and amazingly are not rotten) the new transom was again put in place:
And new support beams made for it. I’ve made these much more substantial than the last ones, would have been mad not to given that there is plenty of room to do so:
Quite interesting the amount of room behind the seats when seen like this. I’m probably not going to put back in the foam floatation as none of the new boats have it and if it gets to the point where it ever needed it I’d have bigger problems to think about.
Sunday I hope to grind back all the little holes and fill them, and also remove a bit of rotten floor. Given time hopefully on Monday I shall be getting the materials for the transom which weather permitting I’ll fit next weekend.