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Mast Support

Building the replacement for the mast support


Here the finished replacement. After mounting it in place I sanded it down to match the arch of the deck. The center section will stay flat.

Old Support

The old support was already quite "restored". But I replaced it anyway with a white oak support that will be much stronger.

Rough Cutting

All the pieces are 1 inch in thick.

Center Section

After assembly I marked the flat center section. It is as wide as the brass mast ring flanch will be.

4 inch Hole

After the installation I cut the 4 inch hole for the mast. Then also marked the center of the mast on the keelson projected at a 90 degree angle from the center.