I remember someone telling me (in this forum) about using antifreeze to kill the wood rot on the ends of my stringers before rejoining the new stringers. I assume that it'll have to dry back out after doing so. How long will this take? Usually, the humidity is high here so would I be better off assisting the drying process somehow? And if "yes" then what should I use to help with drying - a fan?
After completing this step, should I use an epoxy of some sort to join the two stringer ends together since the two ends would not be very accessible? What I mean by that is the ends of the old stringers are about 12" up underneath the bench seat area or cap of the boat and that's why I'm trying to figure out the best bond I can get between the old and new stringers.