I was able to easily remove the sprit from the beam, however from there it didn't get much easier.
The damage is worse that it looks; the dent is approximately 1" deep and the sprit is not usable, however I have all the measurements and can easily and fairly cheaply have a simple cylinder made in Baltimore
. Then I just need to reattach everything. So I cut it up to make it easier to disassemble. That went well, until......
The forward end where the bobstays attach was fairly easy to gently pound out, but the aft end with the captive pin is a no go, and I don't want to damage it by beating it senseless - although I'm tempted! I'm hesitant to heat it up, but am not sure what else to do.
The pin still turns, but not easily, and will not pull up at all. I'm not certain I even need the pin; the sprit moves side to side, and the only reason I'd have to use the pin is if I wanted to remove the sprit, and I'm not sure why I'd want to - other than the current