Hello - my first post here.

I've run across a Vertue 25 sloop from the 40s - all wood. The seller said all the wood looked good, but I discovered a few soft places on the hull below the waterline and inside it looked like most of the ribs were rotten where they enter the keel. Is this type of thing (the rotten ribs) repairable? If so, how is it done? Also, how much of an issue is planking which has opened up from being out of the water? I assume you put in your oakum, get it wet, and things close back up again?

Here is a photo of some offending ribs: http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/...d/DSC00262.jpg and here an album of more photos: http://s1110.photobucket.com/albums/h451/Abuhasad/ .

Thanks in advance for your opinions!

- Will