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Done.... you're going to have to frame your questions more specifically if you expect helpful responses.
 

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Assume you're discussing a Bruce Roberts (BR) offshore 38?

Skeg failures would either be due to poor initial engineering or poor construction, substandard materials, or physical damage through grounding, for example.. Hard to know what part you're worried about at this stage.

What are your concerns/issues with masts and deck stepping? Is your boat the ketch or sloop version?

By deck layout I assume you mean winches, tracks, blocks etc for the running rigging - presumably standing rigging chainplates are already in place? It's true there's been advances in equipment and techniques for these kinds of things in recent years, so rethinking some of that may well make sense.

But until we know exactly what you need to know it'll be tough for someone like newhaul to help you much.
 

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...... Im out of here shortly and dont want to leave them with anchor!
Really? you have to abandon the project? Who's 'them'?

This is a shame. Sure it's an outdated design by many standards, but many (most?) of us are happily sailing outdated designs. If you're unable to carry on with the remainder, if it's to a reasonable stage that just requires rigging and exterior finishing it should be attractive to someone - just don't expect to get anything near what you've put into her, unfortunately.

You really need to take some time to lay out the whole story so that we know where things are at.

- what stage is the boat really in?
- how much of the required equipment is already in hand?
- is the interior complete? Engine and mechanicals installed?
- where is she now? in a shed? your yard?

So many questions and too many guesses on our part so far!!
 

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I think pictures would be useful.. someone interested might see it.

Where are you/the boat now? In BC?

If you have digital pics the best way to share them is to sign up on Photobucket.com, upload your images there, then copy and paste the IMG code link option right into your posts here. That way we can see them directly in your posts.

Sounds like you need to find a new owner who can do your lifelong project justice.
 
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