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I’ve removed top block that the compression post slots into on the roof of my cabin. 
 

The block is mainly used for the mast foot base on the outside to screw through into. There had been a leak at some point and the block was cracking and looking a bit dodgy. The block has a 5mm recess that the top of the compression post fits into. 
 

After driving round town today to all the specialist timber places, I’m told it’s Mahogany. Unfortunately the size I need (115mm square by about 20-25mm thick) is too small for them to bother with. 
 

Does anyone know of a place on Christchurch that can supply small quantity of Mahogany, or in fact do I really have to stick with that type of wood? I’m not fussed about how it looks because I can just paint it anyway. I have access to a lot of quality fence post/Pauling type timber but being that it serves a pretty important purpose I don’t want to make a mistake.

thanks!

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Next door to us it one of the best rubbish bins in NZ, it sits outside a place that does superboat woodwork. A rummage can often find a pile of treasures inc mahogany's and teak in a range of sizes an

I'm sure KM will find something for you but if not send me a PM.

Good call dude. I have some umpy stuff, not entirely sure what it is, that fullers have on wharves so the gangplanks slide nice and quietly. It machines up quite nicely yet seems pretty firm.

Needs to be hardwood. It's a compression post, and transfers the rig loads to the keel, so the cabin top does not take it. If the rig is still in, and properly tuned, taking it out should be difficult, and the cabin top is not notmally designed to take this load alone. Even sitting on the hard or in the water....

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Next door to us it one of the best rubbish bins in NZ, it sits outside a place that does superboat woodwork. A rummage can often find a pile of treasures inc mahogany's and teak in a range of sizes and shapes.

I shall go dumpster diving for you tomorrow. I'm 95% sure I'll find something.

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4 minutes ago, Island Time said:

Needs to be hardwood. It's a compression post, and transfers the rig loads to the keel, so the cabin top does not take it. If the rig is still in, and properly tuned, taking it out should be difficult, and the cabin top is not notmally designed to take this load alone. Even sitting on the hard or in the water....

It’s a trailer sailer....

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