I really feel for you awab. You are in a difficult situation. It is tough to accept advice that is telling you that you have a major project
when you were hoping for a quick fix.
First let me say that you need to listen to what Minaret is saying. Toredos are serious business and if you dont respond properly the next time tou have to deal with it it will likely be to abandon your boat since it will likely be unseaworthy.
I have built a couple small woodies and owned and restored a 70 year old woodie that was based out of malaysia
. Toredo central let me tell you.
If you love your boat, or even if she just makes you feel tingly you had better prepare yourself. A proper job involves:
1. pulling ALL planks with any visible holes.
2. You will have to cut them. If there are only a couple small holes you can start fore and aft of the entry point and start chopping the wood with a saw until you see no more tunnels in the wood. If what you have left is more than 3 frame lengths long you can re use it. This is a restoration
technique however to preserve original wood and is is usually faster to cut and spile a new plank. If you cant do it, well its time to learn.
3. All adjacent planks need to be inspected, usually this means removing them. Good time to inspect your fasteners, its never a bad time to inspect fasteners on a woodie if you get an opportunity!!!
4. Now comea the real nightmare keep you awake at night moment....unlike termites or wood ants, toredos dont care as much about grain in wood. They are much more likely to make right angles when chewing. What this means is that now that your frames are exposed with the planks off you need to inspect them really closely for entry holes. Find one and you have entered a whole new level of hurt.
Not that this forum isnt full of serious experts like Minaret and others, but it wouldnt hurt to also look into the woodenboat forum.
Just brace yourself, they dont pull their punches...
...anyone who recommends the use of epoxy on planking, framing, or any other working member
of a wood boat should be keel
hauled and made to sit in a marine
materials science class every day for eternity. Epoxy is brittle, wood is flexible. The point of contact between the two has been proven to ALWAYS catastropically fail is the wood is undergoing work cycles which all working members of a wood hull
do. It is not if but when, 6 months or 10 years it will go without any warning whatsoever...