My first post as a member
. Shame it isn't about something more fun.
My partner and I were sailing our (steel) Folkes 39 in around 15-20 knots wind
speed when there was a huge bang, like a cannon being shot, and the whole boat shook.
My first impression was that we had broken a shroud
but after inspection
everything was in place, but slack.
So down come the sails
and we go below for a look. Here I find the compression
post, which is very rusty, probably due to rainwater incursion from the mast
, has collapsed on itself about an inch. From on deck
there is no obvious depression.
My question is, do I have to remove the rig when the boat is hauled in the spring, or can I just jack up next to the post, then remove and replace?