Why is it ...We As a group here know more then any 10 yards put together...
I got a call from my yard yesterday notifying me that i might not be happy with the electroplating job on my new mast
I had spent a few hours trying my hand at polishing the new SS mast
base talked about in this thread and was told to have it eletopollished now or it would still be a problem.
So you would think a yard and the electropolishing place would know all this stuff , no?....Well the yard dint seem to think the new coller needed any pre polishing and just sent it off to the polishers....Evidently the polishers didn't inform the yard that it would be a wast of time either as the attached photo
So needless to say my resteping of the mast tomorrow is postponed now while I undertake the initial polishing of this thing myself.
FWIW... the mast step turned out GREAT! after my initial polishing and tips I got from you all and the subsequent electropolishing...I should have took a picture but forgot my camera
Soooooo.... I have my next couple days cut out for me polishing away again...and then getting this thing back to the electropolishing people for another go...
For those of you wondering...This is part of a complete system to stiffen up this boat for off shore work...to tie the deck
into the mast step vie two SS tie rods to keep the deck
from crowning and the hull
shape ridged under shroud
tention, and the mast to the step via through bolting to keep the mast from ever jumping the shoe...Also getting rid of severl sand up blocks..and having losts of block attachment locations...Overkill?...Nah!..
Note* In case your wondering what this has to do with mast drilling...I want to keep this all together in one thread so I can find it easy.