Re-planking 1966 37ft Egg
by Derek Lee
(Michigan City, IN)
For the first time in 10 years I'm not spending 2 days soaking my EGG for the 2011 summer season in Lake Michigan.
I noticed that when my boat was hauled out last fall,the reinforced area on the side of the hull designed for sling placement was bowing-in dramatically.
Didn't look right.
After some research it seems that rib cracking is prevalent in these Eggs as they get older.
My plan now is to remove the planks in that area and view the ribs.
Here are my questions:
What is the best way to reinforce the ribs without removal and repalceing?
Where can I get mahogany planking to replace some planks that are not joining close enough to seal?
Or, should I use a cedar trip to help seal the seam?