removing bad part of a plank on a clinker built boat

by bill hadfield
(Wiltshire UK)

I have removed all the copper rivets and can get some movement from the plank but I cant figure out how to cut the scarf joint in the 'good' wood part of the plank.

I am tempted to drill some holes and use a keyhole saw to just cut the 'bad' part of the plank and then try to 'spring' the remaining piece to allow a saw to cut the scarf.

I know I must be careful not to damage the old plank because it will be needed as a template.

My boat is an ex-onship life boat which has had a cabin built onto it

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Clinker plank repair
by: Mike

There is an excellent explanation of replacing planks here,

Would using but blocks be easier than scarfing?

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