May I ask- I have been seeing several restorations where people repaired broken ribs from the outside of the hull instead of just replacing them. Is this with the idea of preserving an original rib? Make a small repair to a not far gone rib? It would seem that just bending up and installing a new rib would be easier, stronger and ready to last another 100 years. I may try it on the boat I am working on now to see how it works out, I have a few cracks that impact the hull shape, but might shake out with the reverse repair. I assume you cut a hollow and insert some cedar or scarf in a section? Is there a post with a description of this technique?