Monday, September 22, 2008

Compression Post and Keel Step.....

I just finished a survey of a Catalina Capri 26 (wing keel) which had a deck stepped mast and compression post. Usually, boat builders generally (somehow) conceal the step or foundation at the keel which supports the compression this particular boat - the step was partially visible (in the bilge) which allowed for a reasonable inspection with a fairly surprising discovery. The wood step has been painted on the lower portion (which is good construction practice) but the upper section still just raw wood - which could be affected by any water in the bilge.

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