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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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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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