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post #1 of Old 01-17-2010 Thread Starter
mclerolw
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Crack in the Compression post.

Greetings all,
I live aboard a 38' Downeast Cutter that I purchased back in Sept 2009. Yesterday, I noticed a small crack not even wide enough to stick a butter knife in running the length of the compression post, which is a 4"X6" piece of oak (I think). Under the cabin sole, it looks to be epoxied into the forward bilge. Obviously at the marina, I hear a million different ideas on how to fix this, including to not fix it (keep an eye on it approach that I am not fond of), to run some bolts through it to prevent it from getting worse, or replacing the compression post entirely. What are your thoughts/suggestions?
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