[Rhodes22-list] deck shape
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Sat Aug 20 23:08:44 EDT 2016
Graham: i assume that your mast has remained unstepped during your restoration.
Remember you have an inner hull so your cabin top has two layers. The center of my cabin top interior dropped an inch immediately upon removing my compression post. I had the floor bulkhead replaced within a week but had to lift the inner lining up to get the compression post to fit back into place. It is nice and tight and the deck is level and firm. Fiberglass is very flexible and strong. Make sure your base for the post is at the proper height however. Do you have an original bulkehad as well? That helps you guage that the compression post is in the right position.
> On Aug 20, 2016, at 7:25 PM, Graham Stewart <gstewart8 at cogeco.ca> wrote:
> I am finally at the point in my restoration of Agile where am installing the
> compression post and main bulkhead. However, it appears that the cabin top
> has dropped by a full inch. I am left with the choice of either jacking up
> the deck so that the compression post fits or cutting the post back to fit
> the space. Does anyone know what the implications might be if I gradually
> jack up the cabin top? Might I crack the deck? Obviously I should have
> supported the cabin top when I removed the post but I didn't think it would
> deform when there was no load on it.
> If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it. Otherwise I will try to
> rais the top very gradually and if that seems to require more than a
> moderate force I will live with the missing inch and tell myself that I am
> still growing.
> Graham Stewart
> Agile. R22, 1976
> Kingston Ontario Canada
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