In the last segment of this series, I took everything off the boat that it didn't need. In this segment, I'm putting in new ribs. And I should mention that I didn't break any ribs. I was very careful to not use any of the rib stock that had grain runout. Straight grain the the bending stock is the best insurance against breakage. The rib stock was white oak. Adequate soaking time is also important as is good heat in the steambox. Let's look at some pictures.