SloopDogg...congratulations! Now you're making me second guess my decision to pass on it....!
Actually the boat was 10 hours away from me and I really didn't have a good place to work on it even if I were to ship it back...so I had to pass on it.
I'm sure you noticed by now but I didn't mention it in my earlier post...the cutlass bearing is very sloppy and probably needs replacement.
In any case...I'm kind of glad to see that my amateur inspection wasn't that far off the mark and I know you're going to have one heck of a nice boat once you get her cleaned up and back in ship shape. These boats point incredibly well to weather.