Replacing Bilge Stringers

by Greg Anderson
(Seabrook, TX)

I have a 1940 Trumpy that has a few rotten bilge stringers.

What is the best way to replace them?

Are these also called intercoatals?

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Trumpy Bilfge Stringers
by: Mike

Hi Greg,

Not sure what you mean by “intercoatals” it isn’t a term I am familiar with but that doesn’t mean it isn’t used by someone somewhere.

As for your stringers how bad is the rot?

Does the whole stringer need to be replaced or could you get away with splicing in new sections.

Oh, and what type of Trumpy is she?

If you have any photos you can if you wish email them to me and I can add them to your post, mike@diy-wood-boat.com


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