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Old 08-06-2013, 16:40   #1
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Question Compression post shifted

Hey all,

I'm new to the forum and was hoping to get anybody's thoughts on a small question. I recently came across an E35 (Ericson 35') that had gotten a little too close to the shoreline. The fibreglass repair required is within my realm of expertise, but the other problem is the compression post for the desk stepped mast. It's off about 1/2-3/4" due to the collision. Any thoughts on whether this boat is salvageable? Any naval architects that can talk to the complications of a misaligned compression post? I've attached a pic for more info. Any thoughts or suggestions are helpful. Thanks!
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Old 08-06-2013, 17:41   #2
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Re: Compression post shifted

Is the whole bulkhead shifted as well?
How about a pic from the port side of that post and a couple from the other side of the bulkhead as well as hull to bulkhead joining areas.

Does the door to the forward compartment close?
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Re: Compression post shifted

Hey Senor,

The portside main bulkhead has also shifted. The forward compartment door won't close either. I've attached another picture which might prove a bit more useful. What are your initial thoughts?

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Old 08-06-2013, 22:13   #4
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Re: Compression post shifted

If you're really interested in this boat, I'd suggest getting an EXPERIENCED surveyor to have a look at it. Whatever you do, don't just go with whoever is cheapest !!

A few hundred bucks now could save you from a very expensive mistake, or give you the confidence to go for it.

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