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Date Posted: - Saturday - 05/30/09 - 10:07am
Author: Kathy Campbell SHADOW M32-#3
Subject: mast step
In reply to: Jared 's message, "I'm trying to fix my saggy mast step." on - Friday - 05/29/09 - 5:33pm

Hi Jared,
Shadow,s supporting mast beams were also being depressed under the load of the main mast- the next boat will have a keel stepped mast. It wasn't till I had a professional rigger tune the rig that the forward beam cracked. I had two shipwrights take a look and both said the shrouds were tensioned too tight. Brion Toss has a DVD on tuning the rig. Anyway, Bill and I laminated a new beam out of oak and Ranndal Reeves can show you the compression post he used on Murre, which I'm putting in Shadow.
Yours truly, Kathy

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[> [> Main Mast Support -- Bruce (gitano), - Monday - 06/ 1/09 - 1:01pm

Hi Jared,
Randall Reeves and I composed a "Projects" piece for installing better main mast support. I believe Randall is about to post it soon. I have installed an arched T-beam fabricated out of ss flat stock. The curved flange was 1/4" and the web was 1/2". I also added an additional section of beam below the steop so I could through bolt the bronze step and have good surface area for the fender washers below. I used 3/8" bolts with fender washers up through to the step with eye nuts on top. The eye nuts will be used for attaching blocks when I run the halyards and control lines aft. I have never had any deck deflection or compression issues with this arrangement. Cheers

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