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Mast base organizer?
Originally the halfmoon blocks were mounted to the deck with thru bolts. I wanted to add 1 extra block and rearrange them for organizers, so I had to fill all the holes and redrill.
After filling and fareing, I placed the blocks on deck where I wanted them and drew a line around them.
Took measurements and cut out a piece of SS plate the shape of a horseshoe, modified.
Then put the blocks back and marked where the holes go. Drilled the holes in the plate then transfered them thru the deck.
Also put another plate on the inside. After all the holes were drilled in the deck
I placed the inside plate on the underside and transfered the holes.
Then drilled all the holes in the deck overside and filled with epoxy/filler, let cure, then redrilled again using the upper plate.
Finished up the deck with paint, sealed the upper plate and holes with 3M 101. And that''s it.
It was a lot of work, but well worth it. It not only looks better but it''s stronger as well.............._/)