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#32 — David Thompson's Skaneateles Woody

My wife recently purchased Lightning # 32, advertised as "a 1939
Skaneateles Woody in good condition for its age" and wants to restore it to original condition.

It has a double-planked bottom with "some dry rot in the interior
planks of the double-planked bottom." I have not yet gotten into the cockpit to see how extensive it is, but a view from outside the cockpit shows problems with the centerboard trunk and no problems that I can see in the bottom itself.

At any rate, I'm eager to find out the best way to deal with dry rot in these interior planks, as well as with the centerboard trunk. Any ideas?

David Thompson
Lightning 10745
Fleet 50
Herndon, VA

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