While unstepping the mast
on a boat
I recently purchased, the mast
was stuck due to improper grease (I think) on the Spartite installation
. The Spartite had to be drilled out to unstep the mast. Two questions:
1. The collar of Spartite (with holes drilled through it) is still stuck to the mast. Anyone have experience removing the a collar of Spartite from a mast? Any hints/suggestions?
2. When I re-step the mast, I will need to install some sort of supports. I am thinking about just going with wedges. Any recommendations of commercially produced wedges or tips/tricks on making some?