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Examining Chain Plates

When I bought my boat last year the surveyor warned me that the deck was "wet" around the starboard chainplates. This winter I plan on pulling the bolts that go through the partial bulkhead below deck to check for moisture. I want to loosen the turnbuckles to take the tension off the chainplates so I can pull the a couple bolts at time.
I have a keel stepped mast with front and rear stays, plus two slightly forward lateral stays that anchor separately from the main chainplates. My question is, does anyone see a problem leaving the mast up and loosening only the two stays attached to the chainplates. I just don't want to put the mast at risk even though it is on the hard and otherwise supported. This is a 1979 O'Day 28.
Thanks for any thoughts or experiences along this line.
Bill


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