mast base core installed.

The one inch thick end grain core insert is now in place. To the left, you can see the piece that I cut out. Again, I used system three polyurethane glue and made sure that it was flush to both the top and bottom surface of the one inch thick core cell deck foam.

installing a high density core section

The portion of the deck in front of the cabin gets a very high density insert. Here you can see an 8" x 16 in. end grain oak core that will transfer the compressive loads of the mast into the deck, the mast bulkhead and the forward center section bulkhead. Your looking at the under side of the forward portion of the cabin top.