Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 19-07-2012, 18:05   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Holland, MI
Boat: Alberg 29
Posts: 4
Huge crack under keel-stepped mast tabernacle

I just purchased an '81 Alberg 29. The mast is down and is being painted, rewired, etc. Today I removed the mast boot (or tabernacle?) that is bolted to the keel and holds the mast (the mast sits on it), only to discover a rather large crack underneath. The material of the "floor" most likely is fiberglass, though it doesn't look like it. It looks more like rock-hard red clay that has dried out and cracked. The "floor" under the mast boot is slightly raised, so my thought was to build a box around the exterior, fill it with epoxy to fill the crack, level the "floor" and strengthen the whole thing. Any ideas, thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated. Recommendations on epoxy makeup would be appreciated too.
__________________
macmanmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-07-2012, 05:44   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,586
Images: 240
Re: Huge crack under keel-stepped mast tabernacle

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, macmanmike.

See also ➥ Under Mast Step Shimming Material?
__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-07-2012, 05:52   #3
Registered User
 
Panaseaya's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Cairns, Australia
Boat: Compass 47
Posts: 63
Re: Huge crack under keel-stepped mast tabernacle

photo would be handy...
__________________
Panaseaya is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
mast

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 21:44.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.