In addition to all of the above:
- Pull off your spreaders, & give them a good inspection
. Including all of their fasteners on both ends.
- Pull/inspect your spreader bars (if applicable) & inspect all of the hardware
for the spreaders on the mast.
- Pull off your tangs & tang bolts. Dye Penetrant test all structural mast hardware
- Add an extra wire pair or three to your conduit, so that when you decide to add something later on, the wire's already in there.
- Check the fasteners/attachments for all of your; cleats
, clutches, & winches.
- Add a spare halyard
bail to the masthead.
- Consider adding a Solent or Cutter
Stay, or simply the attachment points for same, along with sheave boxes.
- Inspect your topping lift
fittings, & if you venture offshore
, think about making it's sheave strong enough to support a halyard
- Measure, & log, the sizes of EVERY; fastener, tang, piece of wire, & hardware on the mast. To include; lengths, diameters, thread sizes, etc. (including pretty much all but the tube itself, meaning any & all, attached structural bits too). Ditto on recording all of the part numbers, for the bulbe in Every light on the spar.
- Reseal all of your wiring
connections. And check each wire for chafe, anywhere that it penetrates something.
- And finally: Take pictures of EVERYTHING on the spar, from as many angles as you can. And save copies in a couple of places. Ditto on the measurements, above.
You want to have enough notes, & pics, to be able to rebuild
the entire spar, without even having to think about breaking out your climbing harness.