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Old 11-24-2006
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mast compression on beneteau 381

I have a sales contract on a 1999 Beneteau 381. There is a slight compression at the mast step. I only noticed it after seeing standing water at the base. I spoke with the rigger because some say that this compression could have been caused by too tight of a rig. The rigger told me that he did tighten the rig, but even if he tightnend it too much(which he says he did not), the deck should not have compressed like it did. We sent pictures to Beneteau and spoke with our surveyer about possible fixes. Beneteau has recommended placing a 3/16 ss plate between the compression post and the floor. The seller has agreed to pay for the fix. My question is will this hurt the value or seaworthiness of the boat? Any suggestions/comments greatly appreciated. jeff
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