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Bud Taplin

It is hard to believe that you can hear them munching.

Termite damage in the furniture or trim is not a structural problem, and fumigation should take care of the termites, and saturating epoxy resin would seal and strenghten the wood.

If the termite damage is in any of the structural lumber, such as bowsprit, boomkin, subfloor stringers, main structural bulkheads, etc., then the wood needs to be replaced after fumigation.

In the case of the bowsprit and boomkin, I would recommend going with the stainless steel ones I have available. The rest of the damaged wood can be cut out and new pieces scarfed in, sealed with epoxy resin, and painted.

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