If the boat has a nice head it has to be demolished to gain access to cut and remove the beam and then the rebuild the head woodwork again.
I am in the stainless fabrication industry and all my parts were done on the running around and having friends save there scraps for me to keep the cost at ZERO
I cant see the boat working out from a financial standpoint if you have to pay yard rates as its easily a 5000 dollar job and I would find it hard to believe a yard would be set up to change Cal 29 mast steps efficiently
The boats value tops out in the 20000 range as they were inexpressive boats and I found they all had very poor upkeep
Thanks for your input. Where can I get pricing for the new SS beam? What dollar value can I use for a complete repair of the beam rot so I can negotiate the asking prices down to cover it? I would have it done by a yard-I do not want to do it myself.