Installing the RibsAfter 4 coats on everything the ribs are installed.
The ribs are now mounted using stainless screws through the existing holes. This 2nd batch now fits perfectly snug.
Screw length Jig
I used this little jig to measure the screw length. I didn`t want the screws to puncture through the the ribs. The square brass screws are used to mount the ribs to the keelson.
I applied this sealant between the ribs and the hull. It is described as staying "elastic". I hope I made an OK choice here.
Sealing screw holes
Just a little of the sealant will prevent the water from penetrating into the screw holes.
The interior now looks like new.