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Did you buy the one in Coal Harbour that was going very cheap? The owners name was Paul. If so, I checked it out last summer. It has some fairly big areas of bad core in the deck around the chainplates and elsewhere that would have to be attended to before dealing with the rig fastenings. At least some of it had been VERY badly patched from underneath and that would have to be removed before proceeding.
That boat had a stock interior layout and IIRC the upper chainplates were bolted to the main bulkhead. If you have to completely re-do the chainplates, my first choice would be to mount them to the hull but on the inside so only the boltheads show on the outside of the hull. If you use carriage bolts it makes a very neat and discreet installation.
The "bowsprit" on that boat is just a fiberglass moulding and is not very strong, especially considering the big hole that was hacked in it for the anchor chain to go through. IMHO it should be replaced with a proper sprit of clear fir or stainless pipe.
Assuming we are talking about the same boat, you got an incredibly cheap deal. It seemed to be basically a pretty solid boat and a very worthwhile project. I would have bought it for more than you paid but I didn't want to be a two boat owner - again.
Have fun and good luck with it.
P.S. there is some info about it on a thread I started last summer when I was looking at it - check it out. There might be some useful info for you.
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