I'm a marine surveyor located in NC. I surveyed a B-40 and have a question on the mast step. The keel step is bolted to a plate above via 4 bolts. How does the mast connect to this plate? Does the mast sit in a groove in the plate? Is the mast and plate one piece? I can only get at the stbd side of the mast with a camera. There is a definite separation of the plate and mast.
Any assistance is greatly appreciated & I'll reciprocate!!