I spent about 3 hours deconstruction the deck. I stopped after hitting my thumb about 28 times. The wood is very punky. Only covering on it was varnish. Back in '47 they must have had an abundant supply of brass screws. They are everwhere. The centerboard trunk is not original. It's elongated. Not sure why that was made that way. I'll replace it. The bow, on the other hand, could have come from an icebreaker!