F38 Mast Leak, Ready to admit defeat

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Re: F38 Mast Leak, Ready to admit defeat

Postby GeoffSchultz » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:08 pm

I use the halyard to pull the mast ring up when I used adhesive. You have to work your way around it with a putty knife cutting away what you and and pulling from different angles. When it releases, it does so with a bang and may scratch the paint, so placing a cloth around the top edge may be a good idea.

Also, it appears that I misspoke when I said that I didn't worry about water coming down the bolts as I was just forward looking at ours and saw that there was silicon under the washers.

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Re: F38 Mast Leak, Ready to admit defeat

Postby mike cunningham » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:55 am

I had not pulled the ring and mast for many many years. I also found using halyards helped to get the ring up. One caution, try to apply balanced upward pull on the ring so one side doesn't give causing a ring pitch into the mast.
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Re: F38 Mast Leak, Ready to admit defeat

Postby Ereiss » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:33 pm

Is it a casting that is brittle? It looked the stsinless bolts may have corroded a bit making it more difficult.
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