Anyone experience this? I discovered this on a recently purchased boat and I will replace the dolphin striker, but I am wondering how urgent it is. The weather may be favorable for me to try out the boat for the first time this weekend but I can't get this taken care of by then, so I am debating how much to worry about it and whether or not to sail the boat in this condition. Previous owner was unaware it was bent, so he could have sailed it this way for years, or it may have happened last fall as he was taking it down for winter storage, in which case it would never have been sailed in this condition.
How hard is this to replace? I am thinking the cross bar needs to come off the hulls to replace the dolphin striker post.
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