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Re: Catalina 27 Oil Canning

Gelcoat spider cracks are pretty normal in old boats. It's usually just a cosmetic issue. However the softness in the deck you seem to be describing can be due to delamination and core rot. That will need further investigation to see if there is a major problem.

Note "oilcanning" usually is used to describe the hull bow sections flexing in heavy weather and waves.

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