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Adam and Candace Cultraro

Mick,

I have this problem as well on my 43. I have not addressed it yet.

Removing the headliner underneath reveals the cabin to be normal under the mast, so the probelm must be above. My guess is there are multiple layers of plywood sandwiched between the mast step and the compression post. They are probably rotten, termite eaten, soggy....take your pick.

What I am doing is pulling the mast, peeling the top layer of glass of to expose the wood, then pulling all the rotten wood. I can then lay in new plywood and glass the whoe thing back, saturating it in epoxy. Replace the top layer of glass and paint and it should be like new.

Not sure how a tabernacle would help any of this cause your problem is bad wood in there. Besides, you can pull your mast and paint it or freshen up the rig while your at it.


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