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Old 15-01-2016, 20:10   #1
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Hunter 89 - 33.5 Sailboat - Compression Post

I am replacing the compression post and looking for advice specific to my boat 1989 Hunter...please help...any advice welcomed...thank you...
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Re: Hunter 89 - 33.5 Sailboat - Compression Post

Probably helpful it you ask a specific question about it.
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Re: Hunter 89 - 33.5 Sailboat - Compression Post

I just sold a 1989 Hunter 33.5 that had a rotted compression post. We originally thought that the deck had collapsed, because we couldn't tension the rig any further. Once the mast was down we discovered that rain had gotten into the post and rotted it from the inside out.

We cut through the deck to pull the post out, but I've seen other threads where they just cut it out without going through the deck. I'm glad we did it that way because we repaired the deck filler at the same time. We sealed the deck with a stainless steel plate that covered the cut nicely.

The replacement post was made with laminated white oak, soaked in epoxy to seal the ends. The carpenter rewrapped the post in teak. The finished job looks like the boat just came from the factory and it was worth the $10K that I spent.
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