As with the lower plank, fastenings through the old ribs have been omitted for now as they are all to be replaced as are the inwales. I have clamped and temporarily fixed two cross-spalls to hold the sides of the boat together till the rest of the repairs are completed. Both middle and after thwarts are just perched in place and no longer fastened to anything at the moment.
|Topside planking repairs completed - starboard side|
|Simple cross-spalls hold sides of boat|
|Topside planks now fastened - starboard side|