Cant on Penn Yan

Howard Caplan

Wooden Canoe Maniac
The first cant rib on both ends is not and never has been fastened to anything at the top. This doesn't seem right.
I replaced the tip of both decks and there is a slight brace on the bottom of the new deck piece. I don't know if the original deck tip provided a better brace for the ribs as it was rotted pretty good.
Should I screw in a block under the deck and properly fasten the cant ribs to it or is what am looking at now, proper?