At one time in the boats life somebody heavy jumped on the
centre deck ( now removed ) and broke the deck beam , forcing the hull
apart . The result was that the dash board didn't fit anymore . While
doing the bottom work I managed to pull the hull together quite a bit
, but the dash board still isn't quite tight to the hull , so a new
one will be fitted ..
While stripping the hull there was one topside plank with quite a
long split in it that was changed at this point .
The next area that usually requires some attention on
most dispros is the ends of the ribs in the area of the device . They
don't have a lot of purchase on the keel to begin with here , and were
originally screwed to the keel . The ends of the ribs are in pretty
bad shape here , so I steam in new ones and rivet them through the
keel with copper rivets .