Thanks SloopJonB. Yes I agree it looks like overkill but it has been recommended as a solution for weak mast support reported in the early runs of the S22. SCHOCK actually changed the design on later S22's to address this and apparently completely did away with any compression post requirements.
I'm about to drop the mast for some other work so I'll take a closer work and try the steps you suggested.
Thanks again for the feedback.