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I think you've got an MKIII, so it's a taller rig. I have a tall rig MKII too (Justin, AKA Winterhawk) and I've got the longer boom, 11'6". My traveler is bone stock and worked for offshore racing. Someone might have had some flex issues in the past. Do you see and cracks on the traveler itself that might suggest that? Any bends or kinks?
If I were rebuilding, I'd laminate up some nice wood and varnish it. I'd keep it lower profile than what you have, but only cause it will look better. But I would mimic what the PO did, they did it with some reason I hope.
I'd be keeping or at least making a new seahood, but I just like to keep things dry below. If you go w/o I don't think you'll be making a wrong decision in terms of the traveler strength.
As a note, I don't have a seahood (yet) and my traveler is a similar shape, but I don't have the glass pedestals. My whole traveler set up is metal even the pedestals. Sorry, no pics of it, but I'll snap one if I remember this weekend.
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