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Old 24-11-2016, 20:35   #1
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Lightbulb compression post selection


I have a 1989 Hunter 33.5 that needs its compression post replaced...these are some of my options:

carbon fiber - don't much about this

pvc plumbing pipe, building one inside another or fill it with fiberglass resin

plastic wood 2x4

railroad tie, but does the odor ever go away

hollow steel post, primed & painted

solid steel post, primed & painted

hollow stainless steel post, could be pricey

solid stainless steel post, could be very pricey

hollow alumium post

solid alumium post

Ideally, I am looking for something that does not corrode & is very solid...


The current compression has been badly replaced and not sure of the exact length or any other dimensions...

does anyone know where I could get the specs for my compression post...?

Question #3

Does anyone know where I could get the factory way of replacing the compression post

Would appreciate any advice...Thanks, Rob
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Old 24-11-2016, 21:00   #2
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Re: compression post selection

Most compression posts are stainless pipe, often polished. Are there fitting at the upper and lower end that you need to match?
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Old 24-11-2016, 21:19   #3
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Re: compression post selection

Not sure what yours came with originally. I made a new one for my Catalina 22. I wanted it to look nice and be much stronger than the original. I laminated redwood together to get it to the size I wanted. Rounded the corners, varnished it and now I have a post that's way stronger and looks way better.
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