I'm new to this forum and currently looking into making a bid on a 1999 Hunter
310. The schip looks allright and I'm still waiting to get it checked by a pro. The only thing I could see with my inexperienced eye (especially for Hunter
and the B&R rigging) was that the struts which connect the mast
with the deck
. I believe the correct terms are the connection between the gooseneck and chainplate.
On the Hunter I'm looking at these struts are missing, but I suppose these struts used to be there. All online photo's of this Hunter 310 type show them and it looks like the fittings are still in place. I still have to talk to the owner about this. In the meantime I would appreciate if anyone would have any information in this subject. Are these struts optional? Would it pose potential problems or dangers sailing without these struts? Are these struts still available for (re)sale?
I'm looking forward to your comments. Thanks for the support in advance.