My compression post is made out of wood currently and it sits on top of another piece of wood that the keel winch connects to. The post itself is ok, It is old and cracked and needs to be replaced anyway. The piece of wood that the keel wench sits on is split. It looks like that it has been repaired several times. I want to remove all the wood and replace it with metal post. The bottom plate would also be metal that the winch attaches too. I know that won't split with the weight of the keel.