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Advice For Cabin Sole & Compression Post Needed
My 1980 Cal 2 25 may need some help. Sheís got some stress cracks with slight sagging of the cabin sole aft of the compression post, however, there are no stress cracks or detectable deformation on deck around the mast step.
In the cabin sole photo a U shaped crossbeam can be seen that runs athwart ships between the salon and V berth with an island that the compression post sits on. The bilge photo reveals unsupported areas between the cabin sole, crossbeam, and hull as well as a 2x that is glassed into the island.
Iím puzzled as to how the cabin sole has obvious signs of stress but the mast step doesnít. The tabbing on the bulkheads appears to be sturdy, the chainplates look good and there are no stress cracks where the aft lower shrouds attach to the cabin. I have not removed any support from the bilge and am hesitant about adding any, which would just move the problem (stress) to an area that wasnít designed for it. Additionally, with no deck sag Iím hesitant to jack up the cabin sole which would raise a deck that hasnít compressed.