This forum gets relatively quiet starting at this time of year. Here is a suggestion from a Sandpiper sailor. CL is still building the 16. Any and all parts should be available from the manufacturer in Fort Erie, ON. Give Dave Ventresca a call. He can provide all kinds of parts and service and advice for your boat.
Have fun. Keep us posted. Put up some photos.
_________________________ Sail Mazinaw Saturday July 7, 2018