Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 13-08-2016, 09:39   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 4
Spruce Mast coming down!

I'm pulling the 6 year old deck stepped spruce mast. I haven't done this work before on a wooden mast so I'm looking to make sure I cover all my bases while it's down.

The paint is cracking. What type of paint is recommended? I know there's a cheaper kind that cracks after a few years but the mast needs to be pulled that often for inspection anyways.

The wires are all corroded inside the mast. Will be replacing wires and upgrading nav lights to LED, but there's also no wind indicator or antennaes of any kind. I can't afford an SSB right now but can get the antenna up there. Would that be a good idea? Also was thinking about AIS. Not sure what else is good to have up there. Was thinking of adding an extra halyard as well.

Any other comments are much apprrciated!
legally ginger
legallyginger is offline   Reply With Quote


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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: Quality built 58 foot spruce wood mast built and located at Gil's Catamarans GdB Classifieds Archive 1 03-06-2013 21:40
For Sale or Trade: 44' box spruce mast, nice fittings, cheap to someone who will use it pressuredrop Classifieds Archive 4 08-10-2012 15:57
For Sale: Wooden Mast (Spruce) Approximately 67' and 45' sailmed52 Classifieds Archive 0 20-04-2011 09:10
changing a spruce timber mast to aluminum sctpc Multihull Sailboats 4 01-09-2008 16:56
Balancing spruce Mast's with shims Max Mariner Monohull Sailboats 0 26-05-2007 11:37

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 20:27.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.