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    Deck step repair

    Thanks for reply. Kinda my thought, possibly core or something else. Under the deck, it is extremely hard to tell how it's done. Can see cloth, tabbing, that's about it. Gonna try and take a pic below deck tomorrow perhaps. My thought is removing the post and cutting top off extrusion to see...
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    Deck step repair

    Hard to see but, there are spider cracks in front and a pretty good crack in the rear.
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    Deck step repair

    Deck cracked and dished. Guess I better get the mast down soon. Was thinking to at least back of stays and jack it up some.
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    Deck step repair

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    Deck step repair

    Think I've found my problem. I'm guessing but, not sure, that the base of the post sits on top of the extrusion. How it's attached, I have no idea. Don't know if you can see in third pic but, the whole post looks twisted and possibly not centered. My guess would be to remove post and cut and...
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    Deck step repair

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    Deck step repair

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    Deck step repair

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    Deck step repair

    Am probably going back tomorrow and will take some pics. Need to clean at base of post because there is dirt in where it appears to be dished also. What I can't figure out so far is whether the post sits on top of fiberglass raised section, with all support underneath or, Does it pass through...
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    Deck step repair

    Thanks for the response. Went out and looked at it some more a couple of hours ago. Not knowing what it looked like before, looks like it may have sagged at the base. The cabin may have dropped a little also. The sliding door doesn't close so, that may be the cause. The compression post doesn't...
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    Deck step repair

    Cool.
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    Deck step repair

    Thanks for response. Will have to look closely at the cabin top but, don't believe top has dropped. Gotta tear into it. Figuring on a complete refit. Am trying to narrow down what and where to look, have a good idea now, before I pull mast. With mast down, will paint and re-rig. Some say cored...
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    Deck step repair

    Thanks for response. Have looked at other posts and have an idea of what I'm getting into but, I guess, am looking for best approach. Haven't looked super close yet but will look at step at base of post. I'm guessing post sits down inside the raised portion of cabin sole. I'm going to have to...
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    Deck step repair

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    Deck step repair

    Purchased a 1984 Cal 27 MKIII that needs some TLC I'm willing to take on but would appreciate some insight and possibly some tips on repairing a dished, cracked area below where mast is attached to deck. Boat had leaked at chainplates enough to rot bulkhead so, will have to replace it. My main...