SailNet Community - View Single Post - Screw on the mast, Mast Steps
View Single Post
Old 06-05-2013
PorFin's Avatar
PorFin PorFin is offline
Señor Member
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,444
Thanks: 8
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Rep Power: 8
PorFin is on a distinguished road
Re: Screw on the mast, Mast Steps

Originally Posted by rikhall View Post
Were they on the boat when you got her or did you install them. If you installed them, I presume you drilled and tapped all the holes. What size bolt? And what about SS bolts on an aluminum mast?


They were already installed when we took ownership. They are indeed mounted with s/s machine screws, although the exact size escapes me at the moment (I'll check next time I do a boat check.) They are sized to fit the mounting holes in the steps.

Whoever installed them used a sealant on them; not sure if it was TefGel but it could very well be. I've never found corrosion (knock on wood.)

I think with TelGel you'll be fine. A nylon washer between the screw head and the step probably wouldn't hurt either.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
'85 BYB Vagabond 39
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook