For Want of a Good Screw

After moving Wander into the shed at Harbor Marine so we could have a dry environment in which to paint, we soon discovered that we would need to do far more than slap on some paint and put her back in the water. 1400 #12 x 2" flat head galvanized screws later she now has been completely refastened below the waterline. When Peter drilled into the existing screw holes he found precious few screws there. Holy cow batman, I don't know what was holding that boat together! But, we cannot look behind, we must look beyond and forget the what ifs. She is already telling me how happy she is.

Peter just beginning to drill out the old screw holes with a countersink bit.

Peter just beginning to drill out the old screw holes with a countersink bit.

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The porcupine! Before screwing up tight and plugging the holes over the screw heads.

The porcupine! Before screwing up tight and plugging the holes over the screw heads.

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