Thanks Bermuda, after initiating this thread, I had the occasion to read about the nice work you've been doing on your G26. It looks great! I'll definitely PM you once I have a better understanding of my new boat to get good ideas on upgrades. From what I can tell, the stem piece looks in good condition. Any sign in particular I should be looking for?
I went on the site you suggested and it was a surprise to see the very first picture at the top of this web page. It is exactly the picture I use as my avatar... it is my new boat (named Gromit)... same picture that the previous owner sent to me at the beginning of my discussions with him!
"Gromit", 1975 Grampian 26
St-Lawrence river, Québec