The 6′ punt now has a few new frames steamed into place and the real demolition can start. I’ve taken the gunnel and transom off in the photo above. The transom was made up of at least nine different parts of various ages so it was an easy decision to replace it. The sheerstrake literally crumbled away and I was able to peel the gunnel off quite easily.
Here’s the new mahogany transom being dry fitted. I’ve added a doubler inside to take the fastenings for the plank ends. The originals are in pretty bad shape. It will add a little extra weight but the extra strength it will impart will far outweigh this.
That’s all for now.
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