1. A plan of attack has been developed
2. First the boat was leveled
3. Bulkheads were put into place to retain the hull shape during restoration
4. The aft section was cleared: exhaust pipe, muffler, old unused through hull fittings, transom frames, rudder and rudder post, floor frames, and garboard planks.
5. The rotted portion of the keel can now be scarfed and removed.