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Installing the Mast Step

Finished with 4 coats of clear coat and finally mounted.

Bolted down

The mast step is installed with 3 large stainless steel bolts to the keelson.

Brass Inserts

These brass inserts are mounted into the keelson.


I used the same sealant from the ribs on the mast step. I hope this will prevent the water from penetrating into the bolt holes.