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Mast repairs
The "before" shot of the arch. After 50 years and some sketchy previous repairs, it was time to remove the central part that had sagged and gotten...
There is a decorative arch to cover the bolt heads. Since I was clamping the arch on the bulkheads, I went with bolting it together, sandwiching 3...
Before
Ready for stepping the mast. White plastic insulating shim will be added.
The new base and wires being placed.
Here is the Star Board plate with an aluminum cap which was later replaced with a mast plate. The insert, or new "shoe" is made of plastic composite....
Once trimmed and cleaned up it was time to replace electrical and antenna wires.
Because of mushrooming at the base of the mast I cut the bottom 1.5 in. from the bottom of mast and had to be careful to match the angle since the...
The mast and shoe were corroded together and so the mast was lifted and rocked back and forth by the crane to break the bolts and free the mast from...


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