I have a Mark 3 and have run into a bit of an issue with the deck. It is soft in placed and I know needs to be recored. I have all of the materials and have done a core replacement on two other boats. Here is my problem.. My last two coreing projects were on trailer boats that I could take the mast down without a problem. I don't have alot of space where my boat is stored now and having the yard take my mast down would cost a fair amount of money. The soft area is around my starboard side main stay. Is it advisable to do the deck work with the stays still in place? I know the deck is not necessarly structural in that area but what I don't know is if I can do the work with the rig still up. Thoughts anyone?
S/V Albemarle Queen, Mk III
Barnegat Bay, New Jersey