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Old 12-02-2009
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Tartan 30 Mast Step

In reworking my tartan 30, a while back when I was cleaning the bilge I noticed a considerable amount of rust and scale in the bilge which I associated at the time with the Atomic 4, but maybe not. I am wondering if anyone knows what the mast sits on. After cleaning I can clearly see the mast sitting on the fiberglass on the top of the keel. I was wondering if there is a pedestal of any sort. Better to say, should there be any pedestal there. Could this be the reason for slack in my rig which is almost adjusted out but not quite. If there is supposed to be something there, what is it and what does it look like. Can I put something under the mast to raise it slightly to allow me some room for adjustment in the rig? The boat was built in 1973. Are there parts out there for those spar sections or is there a cross section drawing out there I could make something to fit?

Any thoughts, comments or ideas would be appreciated.
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