Stanchion/chainplate

I own FS 3709 and just found a soft spot on the deck just above the port stanchion/chainplate. Does anyone know exactly how the stanchion is embedded? I know I can remove the foam under the seat to see this area, but I'm curious if anyone has any feed back before I make the mess. I believe the plate is glassed in along the top of the hull and not just from the deck. My fear is that my next sail might see the plate on my port side failing and pulling out of the deck! Any feedback greatly appreciated, Mike

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Mike The chainplates are fiberglass into the hull.

Mike The chainplates are fiberglass into the hull. The deck goes over the chainplate. The chainplate shouldn't come out. I would contact Flying Scot, Inc. for advice on how to fix the deck area. The balsa/wood core will need to be cut out and replaced. Then reglassed and the area around the chaninplate sealed. Mark FS 5516 Don't Panic

Mike, The core of entire port side deck on my scot is rotten ye

Mike, The core of entire port side deck on my scot is rotten yet the chain plate is solid because it is glassed into the hull. I sailed all last season in this condition. I'm planning to replace the core in the next few weeks. I'll let you know how it goes. Dan