[Public-List] Removing the Mast Step on older boats

Peter Milley milleype at kingston.net
Sat Nov 1 16:12:07 PDT 2008

Let me know once you figure out the procedure. I have to remove mine as
well. My Alberg is a later hull number and has 4 large ss screws fastening
it to the deck. I'm not sure if it is screwed into fibreglass, captive nuts
imbedded in the fibreglass or are threaded into the aluminums mast beam.
This will have to wait until spring as the temperature here is now just
above freezing.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeffrey" <alberg30nh at gmail.com>
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Subject: [Public-List] Removing the Mast Step on older boats

> One of the things on my list is to remove the mast step plate and rebed
> everything. I've read that the bolts often leak, letting water into the
> underneath.
> On the older boats, it's my understanding that the bolts are not simply
> bolts, but have a nut on the inside?  If so, I'll need to dig out the
> bungs I can see on the underside of the bast beam to get at the nuts?
> Is this correct?  What am I in for? Any tips from those who've done
> Thanks for any info,
> jeff
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