Here is where I am at in my project. http://www.microskiff.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1343698980 My plan currently is to replace the stringers and and build a new deck and fabricate casting decks/storage fore and aft. My idea is to build the stringer framework, boxing in the framing. I want to bring up the stringers level to have the decking rest on the top of the stingers. It wasn't built this way. The deck kind of floated. I would like to fill the voids that I create with pour in foam. One of my questions, is should I get rid of the foam floatation chambers along the sides and work from the bare hull? The foam is dry. If I were to do this, would my casting decks provide enough support for the gunnels? Also, what sort of bilge set up would be best? Stringer materials? Marine plywood? Type, thickness? I have lots more questions, but let's start there. LOL Thanks!