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Offline ehall686

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Removed the mast step plate for repairs
« on: June 23, 2016, 09:46:36 PM »
I removed the mast step plate because I had some bad cracking going on around the base and I glad I did too the mounting bolts had notches worn into them and were rusted pretty bad.
I went out and got some stainless to replace them.

This is the cracking around the mast plate:



I used a Dremel tool to channel out the cracks with a small diamond bit


 
Then I filled the channels with Marine Tex Epoxy Putty



Then a good sanding





The paint I got from West Marine is Super white compared to the old gel coat.  I don't really like it but the repair is covered and protected from the elements.



« Last Edit: June 26, 2016, 05:50:40 PM by ehall686 »

Offline MHardy

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Re: Removed the mast step plate for repairs
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2016, 05:42:58 PM »
Thanks for the post, as I need to do some similar work on my 16.

Offline ChuckD

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Re: Removed the mast step plate for repairs
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2016, 06:08:57 PM »
Good going!
Thanks for the pics & descriptions!
Chuck
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Sequim, WA