Wooden Sailboat Blog

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Installing the Ribs

After 4 coats on everything the ribs are installed.

Final Mounting

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.

Bond...

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.

Like new

The interior now looks like new.