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Does this boat have a compression post, inside the cabin, to transfer the load from the mast step on deck to the keel? On some boats, the forward bulkhead does the work of the compression post. If it does, what shape is the post in?? If not, add one.
Overtightening the shrouds can also lead to the deck lifting if the chainplates aren't secured and reinforced properly. After repairing the mast and compression post, it would probably be wise to get the rig properly tuned.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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