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Old 10-01-2016, 11:55   #1
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Compression post to backing plate?

Is there any reason I can not attach the stainless steel top plate of a compression post directly to the stainless steel backing plate of the mast bolts? I see a lot of photos with a wood spacer between the two and don't know if there is a reason for this.
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Re: Compression post to backing plate?

The spacer is only a shim to facilitate getting the compression post in and out. There's no reason you can't bolt the mast step backing plate and compression post top plate together.
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