Great thread! This site has needed this for a long long time. It will show people that rebuilding these velvets are within the grasp of the normal shade tree.
Once you post up the reassembly this should be cleaned up and added to the FAQ for sure. Once all the photos and such from the reassemble we can all add our 2¢ and links to tech manuals and what not.
Gone, out doing soft recreational past time with overpowered boat!