The old survey
stated there was some soft beams under it. The seat hatch
boards where the hinges go are split and the only way to get them out is to pull the cockpit coamings. The coamings are ragged and will be replaced with Sapele since there's no Honduran of that size anymore. There are some soft ribs that need attending and it'll be easier to get to them. I just know there's other goodies hiding under there that I haven't seen YET.
Yeah, I splintered that old section as it was toast and the fasteners corroded. That's why ALL of them are gonna go.