After I drilled the holes for the pad-eyes in the bow sprit, I discovered that the bottom slot in the furling drum (Barton) is too narrow for the eye. Rather than finding a smaller pad-eye or some other fitting, I took a file and modified the pad-eye. I relieved the sides of the loop by about a millimetre on both sides. This was certainly less of a hassle than trying to ‘move’ the holes in the sprit for some different fitting.
The starboard forward ballast box is ready for some lead.
After the modifications, the sea-hood slide had some epoxy where necessary.