The restoration journal of Barrelback No. 71648, a 1940 Chris Craft Deluxe
Monday, November 15, 2010
"With no string(er)s attached"
With the keel, stem/forefoot and chines bolted inn and the final fairing of the frames done, time has come to the engine stringers. Or keelsons as it's called in the old Chris Craft literature and drawings. The starboard side is rotted on the top, and the port is split the entire length.
Lifted the hull up 6" and it's now held up by 4 pcs. 2" x 4" clamped and screwed to the frames.
With the transom frame out, it's easy to just pull the stringers out the stern.