Is the mast step supposed to be bolted or screwed to the tabernacle? (I am in the middle of repairing the tabernacle on my Capri, due to rotten wood.) Once I have it repaired, should I screw the mast step on, or bolt it back on, as it is now? (The holes were stripped out, and I am repairing them with Marine-Tex.) I am also looking for comments on my repair plan. I have done similar repair work on rotten wood before, but never on the Capri. (The rotten area of wood extends approx. 2" x 3".) My initial plan is to repair and protect the good wood by drilling holes every 2" or so into the area around the mast step and injecting Guvit. Next, I plan to cut open a small access port into the area over the rotten wood, remove the rotten area (by scrapping until I reach good wood), drill holes into the good wood (for the Martine-Tex to fill and â€œjoin with the woodâ€?), and then inject Marine-Tex putty to fill the void. Finally, I will recover the "access port" with new fiberglass.