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 Post subject: Mast foam plugs
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:17 pm 
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Can anyone tell me where the foam plugs in the mast are as the previous owner of my boat decided to fill the mast with packing peanuts :(. It is an all aluminum mast.


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 Post subject: Re: Mast foam plugs
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:24 am 
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They are maybe a foot or so from each end. The masthead one is probably closer and easier to get to.

Take the masthead off and you should see it. It's typically covered by a thin aluminum plate and lots of polysulphide caulk.


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 Post subject: Re: Mast foam plugs
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:11 am 
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I believe the lower plug on the 18 mast is centered on the diamond wire / rotator bolt. The bolt passes through the plug if I'm not mistaken.

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 Post subject: Re: Mast foam plugs
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:31 pm 
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Got a set of new plugs coming in and one aluminum plate. I really hope there is one still in the bottom as it was not in stock with 4 dealers I tried. Any tips on installing the plugs?


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 Post subject: Re: Mast foam plugs
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:16 pm 
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pelican wrote:
Got a set of new plugs coming in and one aluminum plate. I really hope there is one still in the bottom as it was not in stock with 4 dealers I tried. Any tips on installing the plugs?
Latex gloves. :oops:

Seriously. Keeps the caulk off your hands.


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 Post subject: Re: Mast foam plugs
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:11 pm 
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there must be one at the diamond wires. on the trailer, i can hear water sloshing inside at that point but not higher up on the mast which on the trailer is lower

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