19' Lapstrake skiff (Looks like Newfound Trap Skiff - sort of) has bent ribs, 20 of which need replacement. I want to go with two-piece ribs so I do not have to remove the deck. Ribs will be fastened at the keel with a batten running above, also secured to the keel. These are very light ribs - 1/2" X 15/16 (moulded and sided respectively), but the deck structure gets in the way of making it a one-piece installation.
By the way: avoid buying wooden boats on E-bay, unless you can inspect before bidding. Or, unless the seller attempts to discourage you. Someone put lipstick on the pig, and I kissed it. It's going to be a while before I get the bad taste out of my mouth.
Hmmmm. Pig??? Ribs???? I got it!
No, I'll try to fix it before I "barbeque" it.