Shown above is the locust pin rail around the mast partners. The port and forward pieces appear to be original, or at least quite old. We are lining the holes with copper, flanged top and bottom. This will make a better fit for the belaying pins and will save the pin rail from unnecessary wear and tear.
This is the forward butterfly hatch, in the process of being stripped and cleaned up. The black dots are holes, possibly left over from snaps for a cover. We are drilling and bunging this type of blemish. This will keep water from intruding and turning it black again and will look much more proper.
This is the cap rail is cleaning up beautifully. We hope to start staining by next week. The goal is to keep the wood from going blond in the sun. Between the stain and canvas covers we should get years of use before this needs to happen again!