BIG BOY II, 1939, 27' Clive Brown Utility
Stem, Forefoot, and Partial Keel Replacement
1 Bubbling and peeling paint are evidence of structural deterioration.
2 Paint is stripped for initial assessment of structure.
3 Planking removed and holes drilled to facilitate replacement of ribs prior to stem work to maintain hull shape.
4 Rib replacement continues.
5 New ribs are installed. Planking is sprung from stem to begin process of stem, forefoot and partial keel replacement.
6 Newly fabricated structural installation progresses.
7 Planks are fit to the cutwater and clamped in place.
8 Planking, stem, forefoot and keel are faired and cutwater is fit.
9 Bottom paint is freshly applied.