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Originally Posted by mlhoward88 View Post
Bow has some give on top. wondering if that is normal? (new cal owner)
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If the deck has unusual give it may be due to delamination, tap around the deck area with a plastic hammer, or the back end of a screwdriver handle.... tap, tap, "thud" means a separation of the skin and the deck core (likely balsa).. you'll hear the difference if there's a soft spot.

It's repairable, but depending on the severity and your plans for the boat it may not be something you'll feel necessary to undertake.

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