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Old 09-22-2006
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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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