I've recently purchased an Eygthene 24 Quater Tonner, among the work i knew needed to be done i have just found a what could be a big problem and would appreciate some advice!
Quick overview, the bottom of the bilge in the boat is reinforced with hardwood stingers that are glassed into the hull, this stiffens the bottom, also the keelbolts are mounted through these.
When reaching my hand under the interior moulding (which incidentally can only be removed with an angle grinder 0o) i noticed that some of the stingers seemed to be de laminating at the edges (obv the weight of the keel in the middle would not allow this in the middle).
My current thoughts are, clean out area underneath as best i can, lift boat on stops (its currently on a cradle) if this pulls them back flush, drop it again, epoxy underneath them, and then glass them back into the hull again with lots of layers, leave for a while to set!
If they don't pull flush then i'm not sure!
Can anyone offer any advice on this?
Note: The keelbolts are an issue for another day!
(I have some photos, but cannot post them or link to them until i have a post count of 10!)