[Public-List] Mast step - mast base "goop"

George Dinwiddie gdinwiddie at alberg30.org
Thu May 21 20:35:53 PDT 2009

Silicone caulk works well for this, also.

  - George

Lawrence Morris wrote:
> Dennis,
> I don't know about the goop on the step.  however, Please! Please!! 
> PLEASE!!!!!! put anti-seize on the four bolts. It will serve 2 
> purposes.  first it will aloow you to remove the bolts at a later date 
> and it will act as an insulator between the Aluminum and the Stainless 
> fasteners.
> Larry
> On May 20, 2009, at 5:42 PM, Dennis K. Biby wrote:
>> Ahoy,
>> I'm ready to step the mast on Tiana.  It appears that the previous
>> mast-stepper applied some sort of goop atop the mast step plate.  I've
>> scraped it and dug out the four bolt holes for the mast base so they
>> screw in easily.
>> What, if anything, should be applied to the plate before stepping the
>> mast?

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