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Josh L.

Gentleman -

I have the same issue with my W28. The compression post is slightly cracked, and the door to the head won't close completely. The compression post tapers to a very thin section along the outer wall of the ice-chest/fwd dinette seat. Beneath the cabin sole there is a wood block fiberglassed to the ballast. The block is too short however (no contact between the upper surface of the block and the bottom of the cabin flooring), AND is not centered correctly under the compression post.
The cabin sole slopes inward toward the compression post but there are no cracks.
Seems like a project to tackle when I have the mast off: get rid of existing block, replace with a block of the correct height, in the correct place.
Any other ideas? Doesn't it seem like the compression post tapering to such a thin section at the bottom end is a bit weak?


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