The framing is all there for the engine
tube, just that they have not set the tubes in place. The holes have been framed and set in if this makes sense
It will be a few more weeks till i get the boat down here to start work on it.
The ribs are something that has concerned me, in that the plaster is not totally solid around these - not weak, just missing near the main steel on some areas of some ribs
Do you have any idea about rectifying this also
I will in deed buy the book, and have been reading alot from the site and sites to now.
I know you will want photos of the ribs also to comment
take care and hear from you soon