Best way to check for stringer rot

Oldshore

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Boat is a 1979 Chris Craft Lancer. Motor removed. An edge of fiberglass covering the starboard stringer is lifting slightly over a 12" length in the area of the motor mount. Looks like it has been that way for many years. Is drilling a pilot hole in the area and examining the wood the bit removes the best way? I bought this old boat years ago and am now getting back to restoring it.
Jay.
 

RamSport47

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Prior to drilling a hole, you can tap it with a hammer and see if it sounds solid or not
 

Ghost

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Drill bit. One of those two part epoxy sticks that you knead together make a convenient solution to filling the holes as you go.
 
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