To those of you suffering compression post problems
I should suspect that there is water in your bilge, which is infiltrating from the anchor locker, to the front bilge, then spilling over into the stoareage areas under the setees in the main cabin, and under the are where the compression post is. For years, I would find water in the shallow area under the compression post during our rainy season here in Florida. I always though that, somehow, it was getting in via the mast fittings. Not so. Since I fixed the anchor locker problem there has been NO water EVER in the area under the compression post (thus, no rot in 22 years). See my posting on page two of this site with regard to how to address the leakage problem from the anchor locker.