What should I do? Wood panel repair in This Old Boat Posted January 27, 2009 Thanks for the replies. If you look in the picture on the side you will see the sag in the sides. Unfortunately I don't have a better picture of the wood rotted an drooping. But I also attached a pictue of the boat's interior before it got bad. I was looking to return it close to it's orginal state. I want to put a new wood backing under the upholstery. So a nice looking finish is not important. It's the rot factor. Just want to get some longevity out of this repair. I hope to have the boat for 5 to 10 more years before upgrading to another.