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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?

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Beneteau Oceanis 400
formerly Lippincott 30
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