The point of maximum demolition. This gives some idea of just how much of the stern had to be rebuilt. New frames going in, each of which is a very complicated three dimensional shape that has to be a good fit.
Repairs to the beam shelves, frames, and planking continue.
These frames were a particular problem to get at.
Wrought iron frames replaced/repaired, new fastenings
A major section of the pitch pine hog was in bad condition. It was encased in wrought iron frames that couldn't be removed. So the decision was to make a replacement in two halves, slide them in and fasten. Dense oily iroko again.