Replacing Stem Post - 43' Plywood Boat
by Brendan Coombs
(Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea)
I have a 43' ply over timber Tripconny Bay Cruiser which we have fibreglassed over, only to find the lower part of Stem Post is rotten and we have had to remove the entire post.
Does anyone have an ideas on how we could replace it from the inside without the need to cut away the plywood and glass (as it has just been painted).
I would think it would be a 7'+ piece of timber with about 7 stringers joining in at the bow.
A few of these were bolted through the stem.
We were thinking of bolting the stem in and epoxying it in and fibreglassing over it from the inside.
Any advice would be much appreciated.