This is going to sound like that joke about the happiest thing two Russians could say when they meet on the street-"I hope your cow dies". I really don't intend my comments to have that resonance; just passing along what I had to do on a similar age boat of the same manufacture.
Coming from one who has been there. Your compression
post will need attention and when you remove all your chainplates the structure around them will be the consistency of mulch. This is a real man hour eating project-that can be done if you have the skills or are willing to to pick them up. Good luck! If you stick with things, and seek the knowledge that must rampant in the Annapolis area, you will come away with some good skills.
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