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It strikes me that the compression post may be part of the casting itself, in which case you have no worries on that score. Certainly with the mast out and horizontal the consequences of "dropping" the post are minimal, it can be easily retrieved. If it is loose it seems to me the biggest problem will be getting it back in place when you reinstall the casting...
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