The decks appeared to need some paint. Sadly on investigation it turned out that areas were delaminating and that the stern deck on the starboard side had been badly repaired in the past and was shot! The deck framing, although not generally rotten, was also weak and at some point a post had been put in centrally to support the deck. I decided to put in new ‘hoop’ frames, add additional deck beams fore and aft and replace all of the rotten timber. It has been a great success and you could hold parties on the stern deck now without fear of collapse.