Yes... It was never expected to be this way. The termites were much worse than I have ever seen. We are in Bocas del Toro Panama and the hardwoods here are between 1 and 2 dollars per Sq. Ft. Spanish cedro, teak, and nisparo are all available well aged. That was one of our motivations. Budget wise we'll see how far we get with 1k dollars of wood and 5 gallons of epoxy.Dave
Looking at the photos you have posted makes my stomach turn over. Having to do battle with termites is a horror in and of itself, but completely having to rebuild the total interior of the boat is beyond my comprehension. If I may be so curious, what is your budget for the completion of the project? As a service to the rest of us not-so-bold owners, if you could take and post more photos of the areas of the boat that we will never have access to? I think most of us will appreciate that. Thanks and good luck with the project.