Renovating, refit, or redo don't quite describe it. Reconstruct is probably more descriptive. She needs lots of attention, and that's why I got her. A good foundation was first. Her hull is sound but the cabin sole was soft so I drilled some observation holes in the floor and discovered that this lead ballast boat is full of 7 1/2 size lead BB shot. The floor was saturated and rotted so I removed the floor. The BBs are held over the keel by two 1x3s and they're rotted. Some of the BBs are loose but most are stuck together, either corroded or maybe eboxied. The 2x6 below the mast support was rotted as well. This cavity with the BBs, above the keel, is full of water. Ive dug out as many BBs as I can to get to the water but I don't know how deep to dig? Has anybody worked out this problem in the past? I'd like to be able to get to ALL the water as well as design some way to drain the water in the future. Any ideas?