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Mike McCoy

I happen to be working in the chain locker myself (rewiring bow lights) and noticed my sampson posts didn't extend to the bottom of the locker/hull as well. Further, I noticed they aren't fastened to the chain locker bulkhead as Bud mentions. Instead, mine are carriage bolted through the bowsprit. Ergo, I suspect mine have been replaced at some point. I think I'm going to go back and bolt them to the chain locker bulkhead anyway as Bud suggests. Can't hurt and should be cheap/easy enough.

I just looked at Bud's construction manual for 'Sampson post' but only found plans for the post itself, no info for how they should be fastened/secured. FYI, the 'spec' for posts call for 2.25" X 3.75 X 48" (Mine are 2.5"X 4"x 42"). It doesn't specifically state what type of wood to use (mine are teak) but since it called for 3/8" fir bungs I assume the posts would normally be of fir.


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