Thanks for the paint recommendation… I believe I can get Epiphanes in Singapore
so will check availability.
My masts are made of Douglas fir.
Luckily I have a good finishing carpenter
here in Subic to do what I ask, but as a newbie to Wooden Mast Repair, my challenge is to know how far to go with repairs
of 33 year old Masts with an obvious history
of revealed repairs
. This is where I need some advice
shows how the Mast is built
the worst Piece at the aft lower spreader down to radar
mount that had partial rot in some places.
I will replace as a whole new piece which allowing for a 10:1 scarf is 8 ft X 6” by 1.5”
I purchased 4 pieces of 12ft x 8” x 2” Kiln Dried VG quality Fir handpicked by a carpenter
friend in Vancouver, so should have lots of wood to play with.
3rd Photos show Upper Spreader which had a series of patches over the year…. Again I think I should replace with a wide solid Piece
4th Photos shows again the small rot around the upper Spreaders
Next Photos show the detail of the compression pipes I put in in 2007, the first time I pulled the mast.
I will replace all Spreader areas with new wood, but need advice on whether to use compression pipes or another solution
Lastly…How far do I go???…. Slight Discoloration and a small separation at seam.
How do you fix this kind of aging?