First though - the tender is done - I noticed half way through last season that one of the rowlock holders had developed some wet rot round the thwarts where they were attached... some mid season bodge'ry to try and fix didn't help, so that was first on the list... the thwarts on the tender are two strips of wood sandwiching the GRP of the hull (old Optimist????) so any fix is in two parts - inner and outer edge
First the damage - and this was after the block holding the rowlock socket was removed - apologies for the blur in the first picture... outer edge after I had trimmed out the rot..
..and this is the inner edge (other side) - from what I can tell the block of wood holding the rowlock socket had been attached to the two strips of wood comprising the thwart with a couple of screws - over the years water had penetrated, rusted the screws, and caused the rot..
Repair - decided to remove a strip of the oute…