So the bolt is as simple as a hex bolt from Home Depot? Is that a regular nut or a lock nut? And the forestay loop just goes straight on there, or is there a block there too?
After I went back and looked at ALL your pics (which I missed somehow, I saw most of them) I have lots of questions... hehehe
What is the steel I beam under the bow?
On your new wood sitting area in the front of the cabin, you put fiberglass off the walls straight onto the wood? Why?
Okay, you used acrylic enamel house paint for the white, what about the black bottom paint and trim?
What color did you stain the wood pieces, and where would I find teak replacement wood?
On the keel, you installed a copper pipe? Did you J.B. Weld that?
and the toe strikers, are those just screwed into the deck? Do all the screw holes get sealed somehow?
Final question (for now) do you or anyone have a bilge pump installed? Any thoughts on the matter?
I love the research aspect of the project, that way hopefully I have thought through most of the "big" things first, and then ask smaller questions as those things pop up.
Thanks for you input!