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Old 02-28-2009
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Question re: mast partner & seal

So I was looking at a nice CS36T in good condition - except I noticed signs of water damage around the mast partner hole. The ceiling plywood was warping, black spots on the wood, etc. I also noticed about 5 or 6 stress cracks in the glass around the same area topsides which made me think the mast might be stressing the deck.

So I asked the owner about this and he confirmed there was damage done during a mast stepping and also the seal is worn.

Not knowing how much work is involved in repairing this, and Google not being helpful, I thought I would ask here. Is this a buy/no buy sort of problem? How much will it cost to fix it? Is it an easy do-it-yourself sort of fix?

I don't want a boat that I have to repair before I can get her onto the water. I should note that this would be my first boat.
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