Replacing Ribs dispite Cement Bilge's....
I have a predicament, I'm repairing some broken ribs in my recently purchased 1940's Pitch pine on oak gaff cutter, long keel yacht.
She's about 24ft long.
However I've hit a little snag, the previous owner has filled the bilge with ferro-cement.
While replacing the ribs isn't a massive issue, getting through the cement to fit the ribs to the keel could be.
Do you have any recommendations with regards to removing the cement, how much damage that will cause to the keel, working around the cement or any other methods or ideas you might have on this subject.
Literally everything and anything you can suggest will be welcome!