One of the problem that comes with old age on old wooden boats is when either the screws break off in the stem or the nails which fix the planks on to the stem come loose

One of the problem that comes with old age on old wooden boats is when either the screws break off in the stem or the nails which fix the planks on to the stem come loose.  Investigating this problem on the plank ends on both the port and starboard sides of the stem.

 

One of the first jobs to do is to rake out the old putty and caulking cotton in the seams and then expose the fixings in the plank ends where they are fixed to the stem and see which the boat has got and then decide which course of action to take.

 

The job is to get all the effected planks back into position and stop the leak on the stem at the same time.

 

Making a start on the starboard side

 Port side about to make a start on

 

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