Mast compression post?

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Mast compression post?

Postby MaverickSailing » Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:58 pm

Having seen EE's blog post about the compression post being rotten at the bottom, I was wondering what others are using to replace the wooden post in their boats?

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Postby MaverickSailing » Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:15 pm

So I've been cleaning and disassembling Maverick and have found that compression post in my boat is solid spruce I believe, but I was wondering about making a new post out steel that will not rot.
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Postby mcrandall » Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:04 pm

https://www.flickr.com/photos/93952888@N00/4542101326/

A former Chrysler sailor with handle Sauerleigh made this for the base of his compression post. So yes, you can replace the wooden post. This one is stainless.
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Postby EmergencyExit » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:15 am

I just went with wood again, rebuilt similar to the original, but glassed it all over including tops and bottoms. Probably outlast me ! 8)

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Post base

Postby MaverickSailing » Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:54 pm

EE I was wondering while you were working on you mast post, what did you find the base under the post to made of?
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Postby EmergencyExit » Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:52 pm

Looked like built up glass box under there..there's a pic here..
http://svemergencyexit.net/ee/wp-conten ... column.jpg


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