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gryff57
Posted: Dec 15th, 2011 at 17:10   |   Subject: Design 012 - Compression Post
George,
I just purchased plans for the 23' Chine Cutter and am looking forward to many meditative hours in the boat shed. Of course, my wife wants to redecorate before the boat is even built. We're changing the interior layout to replace the head with a v-berth (among other things).

My question is regarding the mast compression post. In the current design, it looks like the compression load is shared by the two posts that form the door to the head. Could they be replaced by one post in the center?

Greg
debenriver
Posted: Dec 16th, 2011 at 11:16   |   Subject: Design 012 - Compression Post
Yes easily. If there is a single centreline post you don't really need such heavy mast beam pieces either, because the mast compression will be straight down the post. Provided you leave sufficient ply to attach the shroud plates, the frame can be modified pretty much as needed

Once you have figured out what you want to do, in terms of interior layout – if you send me a drawing or rough sketch, I'll be happy to re-jig the frames for you, if you want me to.

Have fun!

George
gryff57
Posted: Dec 16th, 2011 at 15:19   |   Subject: Design 012 - Compression Post
George,

Thanks for the offer to modify the frame drawings for our interior modifications. You should receive an email shortly.

Greg