Hi All This is my first post here though I've been lurking for a while. I've just bought a very cheap Laser which I was told had a professional repair to the mast step which was why there were two plastic blocks bolted to the deck and some plastic reinforcing inside. It looks to me as though someone has repaired the mast step but put the inspection port too close to the mast. The deck has then cracked and been repaired or maybe they didn;t repair the mast step in time. The picture shows there are cracks in the deck some distance from the mast and the area between the inspection port and the mast is very soft with a soggy core. My inclination at the moment is to grind off the outer skin and the foam core. Repair the inner skin with some mat applied from above, recreate a core - maybe with plywood for extra stiffness and finish by repairing the outer skin with mat. Maybe put some reinforcement around the inspection port too. I'd be grateful for comments or suggestions.