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Re: Compression post shifted
Is that the one that went up on Sunset Beach? If so, have you noticed that the bulkhead split through the chainplate mounting holes on the port bulkhead? That's the reason the post is misaligned - the whole assembly shifted over that 1/2".
When I checked that boat out with an eye to bidding on it no-one seemed to have noticed that fact - it's quite hidden away and it wasn't noted on the insurance survey. You can see it from inside the head. I figured removing the chainplate, jacking the post & bulkhead over and building up a wide, solid tab of glass - a glass knee - for the chainplate would be the best solution. The bulkhead tabbing to the hull looked intact, it appeared the lack of tabbing to the deck was what allowed the torsion that cracked the bulkhead and let it shift.
Would be a nasty job due to the limited access but very do-able.
I passed on bidding due to all the regular maintenance issues rather than the accident damage - the glass work would be pretty simple but the sloppy rudder bearings, poor access to many systems etc. put me off. Getting that bent strut off looked like it would be a nightmare.
It was a pretty nice boat otherwise and the bid $ I heard the other viewers tossing about meant it was going to go for next to nothing - good luck with it.
If I can offer any observations or advice, PM me.
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