In the photo above you can see that I’ve scarfed in two new frame heels to replace the old ones which had dissolved due to the de-lignification mentioned in the last post. The area where the frames meet the stern post are sloping forward to make sure they shed any water that might gather there.
And here the new piece of tramsom is fitted. I purposely made the piece narrower at the ends to that it would be easier to lever into place without having to steam it as the transom has quite a curve. The the top sea is backed with a batten and the sloping down shape of the repair helps to shed any water.
And after many hours of work the transom is repaired the straightened propshaft is and I just have to re-fit the rudder blade.
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