So we had someone check it, turns out the hulls are fine, just the top where one of the crossbars connects needs a little repair. The crossbars would have to be welded or I would have to find them off another 17. We have a welder friend giving us a quote.
Also, the mast is bent on the bottom half but no kinks.
Everything else about the boat is in great condition, seems a shame to throw the baby out with the bathwater??
Welding will remove the heat treatment in the area of the weld, significantly weakening the crossbar. Not recommended.