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Re: Cal 29-2 cross beam question
You need a borescope to check it.
Even though you don't see low areas doesn't mean it is not rusted out - they typically are going bad.
The question is how much risk do you want to take with it - ignorance is bliss?
There are commercially made replacements. Cal 29's are good boats and replacing the compression beam would not be a deal breaker for me - I can think of more difficult things to have to fix on a sailboat.