Mast SupportBuilding 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.
The old support was already quite "restored". But I replaced it anyway with a white oak support that will be much stronger.
All the pieces are 1 inch in thick.
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.