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post #8 of Old 03-03-2011
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How did your repair go?

I have recently purchased a 1974? Catalina 27. Guess what... a soft spot around the stanchion nearest the side stays. Fortunately it is small and contained to that area immediately around the stanchion. However, the proximity to the stays does concern me. The last owner lived aboard and did not sail or maintain the boat as she should have. It looks like the stanchion should have been re-bedded or at least sealed because it appears to have been leaking for a while. The soft spot appears to only extend about an inch maybe two from the base of the stanchion.

I am curious to hear about the experience, technique and results.

Anyone else with Catalina soft spot experience is welcome to chime in.

My previous boat (the one soon to head to craigslist) is a Catalina 22... love/d it... but I wanted a little more room inside.


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