Here are a few of the culprits, some of who's purpose I dont know:
In the stem post, there's this rusted bolt:
What it does, I have no clue. The head fell off as I was digging wood powder out of the slot to expose it. Apparently it had a white oak block in the slot once upon a time. Here's the head:
Here's the inside as near as I can tell. There's a hunk of wood in that steel beam. What it's purpose is, I don't know. It runs about 5' back from the stem.
Here are some bolts that are toast in the bow:
What are those blocks called? I know they're not butt blocks...
Also, here are some deck beam ends with rusted bolts. Some of these exhibit softness in the ends but most don't. Should I replace them all or just the soft ones? All of these bolts are slated for replacement if needed. Should they come out or just be treated and sealed?
Finally, I've cleaned up some of the rib beds aft in preparation for replacing the ribs.
Any suggestions on what ya see are appreciated...