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Date Posted: - Saturday - 09/12/20 - 5:02pm
Author: Randall
Subject: Mariner 40 main mast step

Were 90% sure were going to purchase a Mariner 40. There are a couple of concerns Im hoping some one with experience can advise on.
First is the main mast step. It's deck stepped with no compression post. Is this normal for a heavy off shore boat? The cabin top is sagging around the mast base. We would need to do some deck work anyway so can cut the area out and reglass and reinforce the cabin top. Even with solid repairs, not having a compression post feels insufficient.
Second, the fordeck has a pretty big soft spot. The deck has no teak and no leaks to the interior. Ive cut out and replaced rotted wood coring in the past, is there anything with Mariners decks I should know about?
Any advice or thoughts are appreciated.
Randall

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[> Deck stepped mast -- coxfirm, - Saturday - 09/19/20 - 11:34pm

Deck stepped is fine for a heavy offshore boat - many are built deck stepped. There are pros and cons for each.

My TM36 has a teak compression post that is part of the head. Are you sure there is not some kind of compression post below the mast? I had the same issue with the mast but it was caused by a rotted wood block glassed onto the keel below the compression post. I used a very tall floor jack to get the mast base higher and then replaced the rotted wood under the compression post with some bronze plating. After that I lowered the floor jack and let the compression post take the load back.

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[> Hi Randy -- Adinafloyd, - Saturday - 01/16/21 - 9:42am

Were you looking at the Mariner in Florida?

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