DS II Compression Post Area Cracked

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Re: DS II Compression Post Area Cracked

Postby TJDSII6630 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:21 pm

Getting in a bit late, like a blister, after the work is done.

Here is how I fixed my mast base.

I needed additional height to get the rig tension right and discovered the wood under the base to be rotted.

Had not sagged, just rotted.

I think too much mast was cut when the step was installed on the deck thus the "long rig".

I drilled the holes shown and dug out the rotted wood and soaked the rest with resin thinned with lacquer thinner.

I packed the cavity with kitty hair bondo.

I backed the bolts out just as the bondo was firming up, applied a bit of oil and put them back in.

Note the shims I used to get the required height

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