Last trip on the river we had a leak in the boat....about a gallon an hour so the bilge pumps had no trouble keeping up with it when at anchor...no leaks while underway. Jim figured it had to be in the transom. We used his engine hoist to remove the motor but were still able to leave the lines and cables attached.
aluminum rail back in place and filler over the plywood.
It took several days to get the rotting wood out and another 8-10 days to get to this point.