Topic: Deck compression from mast
The PO did some strange stuff, as they all do, but we're discovering what the kitty litter non-skid was hiding. Apparently everything on the coach roof aft of the mast was reglassed. It's a little ugly but sturdy. No idea why but guessing delam. Inside, the liner 'bar' under the mast has a crack the entire length of it and there's a mahogany cross piece that's been installed atop the bulkhead trim pieces. The strange thing is the cross piece doesn't actually touch the overhead - there's about 1/2" of space that has been filled with a couple chunks of wood and some thickened epoxy. He also added three stringers to the overhead.
The rigging is original and has little room left to tighten. It's undoubtedly stretched but we're worried that it's more than that. There is a slight indentation at the mast step that seems to indicate compression, and the crack seems like a symptom as well. But did the PO's 'fix' fix the problem? We're hoping experienced CO owners could give us their opinions.
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