Updates... It's been a while...
Post #8 in this thread shows some braces inside the hull
designed to back the "fins" that support the leeboards away from the hull
when they are lowered and doing their job. They were 3/4" ply, about 3" wide x 9" tall, with a radius on top. There were 4 on each side.
3 looked like they were rotted 3/4 ply, and needed replaced. I thought, fine. Got those 3 off, and 2 more looked suspect. Yeup, they needed replaced too. So all 8 came off. Good thing, as there was rot
I couldn't see under 2 others!
What a pain to get those out! Repacements went from chine log to shear clamp, 3" x 1", white oak, (everyone of those suckers measured differently!), epoxied all mating surfaces. And sucked in place top and bottom with screws through the hull. Once done, I then sanded down the equivalent outside surface, and added fiberglass
seam cloth in epoxy
where the fins would be supported. This whole mess ate up about 40+ hours of my Christmastime boatwork binge.
Before, brace removed, note where rot
was coming in around bolt hole
And another location, did I say, lots of room to work? No?
After, all 1 x 3 white oak, all epoxied.
Outside of hull, after fiberglass
tape is added, but before final fairing and primer