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Date Posted: - Monday - 06/ 1/09 - 1:01pm
Author: Bruce (gitano)
Subject: Main Mast Support
In reply to: Kathy Campbell SHADOW M32-#3 's message, "mast step" on - Saturday - 05/30/09 - 10:07am

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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