Like always in reconstruction, renovation and refit there are good news and bad news inspecting and analysing the object.
The bad news first:
When the keel was dropped, it turned out that the keelson plank was partially rotten and will have to be replaced.
Two of the central frames are cracked and will have to be repaired carefully.
The skeg and its fastening is completely rotten and will have to be completely rebuild and replaced.
As a boat made for racing, it is no real surprise that there is one ore the other minor damage, more or less professional fitted or not.
The screws fixing the keel to the hull are in bad shape and heavily corroded. They will have to be replaced. And this, to our todays knowledge, already the end of the bad news. The keel itself is surprisingly well
maintained and in an excellent condition.
The hull, made of obviously carefully selected Western Red Cedar (WRC) wood is overall in an excellent condition - after more than 40 years! After cleaning, stripping off the paint and sanding, the hull looks like
The joints of the planks, the corners to bow and transom, the chine - all this is build in excellent boat building tradition and craftsmanship. With some care it will easily last for another 40 years.