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post #5 of Old 08-11-2008
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From looking at yachtworld pix of sister ships for sale, the 3000 appears to have a keel stepped mast with a partial bulkhead about a foot forward, about where t3000 reported the deck "bump" to be. It sounds like the mast, when pushed forward, pushed the deck in front of it down. This compression of the deck would also push the bulkhead down, causing the issue with the head door that he reported. I don't know if the partial bulkhead is structural, but I'd be concerned about that. Also, I'd want to know whether there is any delamination in the deck where the bump is. It sounds like you need a pro.
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