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Once the bottom is removed, frames, chine, and keel are checked for cracks and/or soft spots. Damaged frames are replaced, unless the damage is minor in which case they can be repaired. The frames and inside of the chine and keel are then sanded to bare wood, sealed with CPES and painted with thinned bilge paint. The inner ply layer is then dry fitted (right) using Okume Marine-Grade 4m plywood (6m is used on boats more than twenty feet in length.) The plywood can be scored to match the original interior diagonal planking if you prefer. Some want this for show judging purposes to appear cosmetically correct, which it does.

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