SailNet Community - View Single Post - Stanchion base mounting blocks
View Single Post
post #1 of Old 07-30-2010 Thread Starter
4arch
Senior Member
 
4arch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 556
Thanks: 1
Thanked 14 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Stanchion base mounting blocks

My pushpit's two forward-most stanchions are mounted to teak blocks between the stanchion base and the deck. The blocks taper to the slope of the deck from about 1/2" to 3/4" thick. They're in poor condition and I'd like to replace them with something lower maintenance. I've considered fashioning replacements from solid PVC trim or star board. Does anyone have any opinions on which would be best or have any other alternatives?

Also, I figure that bedding this new plastic block to the deck may actually be a legitimate use for 5200. I'd then bolt the stanchion base through the plastic block, the deck, and a backing plate and bed it with butyl tape. Does this make sense?

s/v Spindrift
Beneteau Oceanis 400
formerly Lippincott 30
4arch is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome