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04-13-2014 03:41 PM
nateinmaine
Re: PSC 34 compression post

Thanks very much Bill and everyone else for your help. If I can get to the surveyor stage, then I'll take your advice and have the compression post looked at.
04-12-2014 09:47 AM
Hush34
Re: Standing Rigging for a 34

We recently had our PSC 34 through a small refit which included all standing rigging and chainplates. We spent about $3500 in parts purchased through PSC in NC. Might have paid a couple hundred more than if I shopped around but having Thumper at the factory to answer questions and knowing that the rigging was going to fit right the first time, I felt it was worth it. We did swaged fitting at the mast and mechanical fittings at the chainplates. I like the water tightness of the mechanical fitting.
04-08-2014 09:45 AM
wsmurdoch
Re: PSC 34 compression post

At survey it would have been no trouble to remove the covering board over the wiring channel in the compression post. Ten screws held it in place. Had we removed it, the damage from the water ingress through the mast base would have been clearly apparent as would have been the rotten area at the lower end of the compression post and the rotting floor below the compression post.

That said, we had no reason to remove the covering board during the survey. Irish Eyes has the fixed two leaf table and that kept us from seeing the small black spot at the aft base of the compression post that was the only external indication of the internal rot.

The repair that I described earlier in this thread was straight forward and simple once we located the hidden screws in the head door frame that hold the post in place.

Bill Murdoch
1988 PSC 34
Irish Eyes
04-07-2014 08:43 PM
nateinmaine
Re: PSC 34 compression post

Bill - As you recall, do you think this piece could have been removed easily during a survey without causing any damage? Thanks very much, Nate


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Originally Posted by wsmurdoch View Post
My original compression post had the appearance of white oak. The wiring groove in the port side was covered with a piece of perhaps 1/2" teak held in place with screws. Had I or the surveyor taken it off, the water damage would have been quite apparent as the post had rotted from the inside out.

Bill Murdoch
1988 PSC 34
Irish Eyes
04-07-2014 08:39 PM
nateinmaine
Re: PSC 34 compression post

Thank you all for your very helpful replies. We're hoping our offer is accepted. Will update. Again, many thanks.
04-07-2014 06:33 PM
svjobeth
Re: PSC 34 compression post

I believe the posts in the older boats were oak.
04-07-2014 05:05 PM
34crealock
Re: PSC 34 compression post

Which one are you looking at Nate?
04-07-2014 04:37 PM
wsmurdoch
Re: PSC 34 compression post

My original compression post had the appearance of white oak. The wiring groove in the port side was covered with a piece of perhaps 1/2" teak held in place with screws. Had I or the surveyor taken it off, the water damage would have been quite apparent as the post had rotted from the inside out.

Bill Murdoch
1988 PSC 34
Irish Eyes
04-07-2014 03:48 PM
Alannc44
Re: PSC 34 compression post

I too had some water seepage. Turns out the mast was filling up with rain water. We drilled a couple of small weep holes in the base and the problem was solved. Before, when the water would rise up enough, it would spill into the PVC tube where the wires run through the mast base.
04-07-2014 02:15 PM
nateinmaine
Re: PSC 34 compression post

Does anyone know what type of wood the compression post was originally made from? Teak? I'm looking at buying a PSC34, and there is some evidence of moisture in the post (moisture meter shows "wet" readings) and water staining of the post, as well as some minor water damage to the port side cabin sole. Thanks, Nate
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