Pat started by restoring the Stern first, removing the old wood, repairing the plank ends and the refitting the new stern. The Stern is made from Iroko which is a hard wood. We also used iroko on the Stem and Deadwood. The Oak floor was full of “Rents” which Pat repaired with a mixture of Epoxy Glue and sawdust. We believe that memory must have always leaked as the rents went all the way down to the lead keel.