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Eli Laminates is still around
Three years ago I bought the Mark 25 on ebay that was mentioned in an earlier post. It had a broken mast, but a rep from Eli Laminates in Long Island had seen the auction and contacted me about a mast they had in their rafters. It was from a boat that ran aground. The mast was damaged, but I bought it anyway. I was able to fabricate one usable mast from the 2 damaged ones I had.
Eli Laminates now builds dinghys and does fiberglass repair, but they had a storeroom with lots of new old stock from the production of the Mark 25 in 1985. I left with new turning blocks, Nicro vent, and an improved design stem head fitting for the forestay. It was nice to replace some 20 yr old wornout hardware with new using the exact same bolt holes. If there are any Mark 25s out there that need hardware, it may be worth giving Eli Laminates a call.