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compression post repair/replace or addition ?
Hey Gents and Ladies,
Looking foreward to another great season on Lake Erie coming up ! Lots to do, and last year,
I noticed a wee dish on the deck around my deck stepped mast. She's an Ontario 28 with a partial bulkhead underneath and what looks like a 2 x 4 compression post in the corner. I know the mast, once snugged on (I make sure not to over tighten too much ), causes the deck to depress a bit . Now failing the obvious, does the deck have moisture issues, could I marry up another 2 x 4 to the one present ? I do not think there is any rot in the present post, it may have just shrunk 1/2 " or so ?
Any thought s are appreciated,