Hi All, It was awhile from my last post. I'm ready to start my boat project and as novice to this I hope I can find here a lots of help and advice. In short, I knew that boat may have a problems, but I just couldn't leave her on the street. Here are the future tasks I have to tackle: First is to rebuild Volvo Penta AQ120b engine. Second is to replace of the stringer and probably transom. Third is to fix/reworked leaking skeg keel. Fourth is to remove bottom paint. The question I will have: 1) If I would remove all stringer am I in risk of the hull deformation. I will leave the top on. 2) Stringers right now are cut from 2x6, I think. Should I stay with the same wood or can I use laminated plywood. 3) How can I tackle transom with the top on. 4) The cockpit deck was made from balsa planks, should I go with glassed plywood. (attached photo) 5) Leaking skeg keel- can I cover with fibeglass and glass it to the bottom of the hull. I will have more questions later about what material and how to do it. Sorry for the long post.