David's blog posts about the counter timber and related deadwood:
Post 1 Here
Post 2 Here
Post 3 Here
Project Completed Mahdee's counter timber had a bit of rot around the rudder tube. It had a small rotted area around the sternpost After investigation we decided to replace the entire timber. The progress includes replacing part of the stern post and aft worm shoe...more
So about the rot in that "Tailfeather"...Mahdee has what we've learned is a pretty traditional-looking Crocker "tailfeather" rather than the old-style horn timber more on that later!