The hot sunny weather we are having in Scotland at the moment is ideal for wood repairs as the exposed laminates are nice and dry before being sealed in with epoxy.
Water collecting behind the rubbing strake where it was not well glued to the hull had got into the hull and deck laminates and caused some rot. The port side had been repaired previously and the rubbing strake epoxied to the hull, keeping much of the water out, so not too many repairs were required. This side is now finished.
The starboard side was in a worse condition as the rubbing strake had been bedded against the hull with mastic, and there was rot under it for most of its length. However, a start has been made on it and I am working forward. It is a slow business because often all three (deck) / four (hull) layers have to be repaired, but the finished repairs look and sound very solid.
The next section of repair will include a worrying gap where the aft deck shell was jointed to the cockpit side deck shell. This had come apart, probably because of some rot in the laminates and because the brass screws holding them together had failed. The aft section of the boat is not supported by her trailer. In the photograph the joint is closed up because the aft section has been jacked up under the deadwood, but before this was done the gap was several mm wide. To stop this happening again I intend to laminate right over the joint with all three laminate layers. This should give it more strength.