restoring a 1960 built Scot
I am thinking of having my 1964 built Scot(#618)restored and brought up to a more modern one.......work on some balsa core problems (Not a lot), gelcoat worked a bit, upgrade some hardware.........so - the present boat has real winches (sorry don't know how to describe them!) mounted on the wooden blocks for trimming the jib sheets......newer boats seem to have these Harken blocks......are they a ratchet type block?and to change them out to this newer type it would seem you would have to cut out the fiberglass holding the styrofoam in place under the decks then refiberglass new straps to hold the styrofoam in place........is this what you do and has anyone had experience with this??? do people prefer the Harken Jib sheet blocks over older winches.....advantages/disadvantages of both?? thanks John ps if i have the gel coat on the decks restored i was thinking of having all the screw holes filled in and then drill knew ones later on.......does that seem feasable and logical???