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Some deck-stepped masts are through-bolted to the compression post once they're up. It could have some serious effects on the deck if it were to try and move.

Granted, more information is definitely needed. However, I think professional inspection is required....given the hidden damage that could have resulted from such large stresses on the cabintop.

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