Looking for advice on removing the base of my mast *picture included* - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 04-02-2014
They call me EB
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Marathon, FL
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
E Be is on a distinguished road
Looking for advice on removing the base of my mast *picture included*

Sorry for the confusing title, I didn't know how else to describe it.

My mast is on a tabernacle and while I have it down replacing the rigging, I also need to run new wires down the mast for the anchor light. I am not having much luck so far and I think I may need to remove the base of it.

It is held on by three rivets. I can figure out removing it. When I reattach it, can I use some heavy sheet metal screws instead? How about pop rivets?

Hopefully the picture will help make it sense. Sorry if my explanation is confusing.

Thanks for any advice.
Attached Thumbnails
Looking for advice on removing the base of my mast *picture included*-image.jpg  
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 04-02-2014
christian.hess's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: el salvador
Posts: 3,825
Thanks: 100
Thanked 152 Times in 148 Posts
Rep Power: 2
christian.hess is on a distinguished road
Re: Looking for advice on removing the base of my mast *picture included*

drill out then yeah choose your rivets...3 is simple, any friends with a rivet gun? and basically you could even glue it on if you want...
__________________
Finally sailed!!!!!!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Islander 36 refit still going on...

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 04-02-2014
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 273
Thanks: 0
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 8
SVTatia is on a distinguished road
Re: Looking for advice on removing the base of my mast *picture included*

Quote:
Originally Posted by christian.hess View Post
drill out then yeah choose your rivets...3 is simple, any friends with a rivet gun? and basically you could even glue it on if you want...
+1

Also even though its all aluminum, be prepared for some corrosion, and be careful when removing it - I see some white stuff at the joint. I am not sure what kind of rivet you have now but use monel rivets for putting it back.
christian.hess likes this.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 04-02-2014
They call me EB
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Marathon, FL
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
E Be is on a distinguished road
Re: Looking for advice on removing the base of my mast *picture included*

Thanks for the advice guys. I'll be researching rivets tonight.

So I should stay away from simple pop rivets from Home Depot?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 04-02-2014
They call me EB
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Marathon, FL
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
E Be is on a distinguished road
Re: Looking for advice on removing the base of my mast *picture included*

Quote:
Originally Posted by christian.hess View Post
drill out then yeah choose your rivets...3 is simple, any friends with a rivet gun? and basically you could even glue it on if you want...
What kind of glue would you suggest?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 04-02-2014
mitiempo's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Victoria B.C. Canada
Posts: 7,127
Thanks: 0
Thanked 71 Times in 62 Posts
Rep Power: 8
mitiempo will become famous soon enough mitiempo will become famous soon enough
Re: Looking for advice on removing the base of my mast *picture included*

I wouldn't remove it and drill the casting. Because of the tabernacle the wires will be exposed in any case. I would drill a hole in the mast and bring the wires out through a grommet.
__________________
Brian
Living aboard in Victoria Harbour
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 04-02-2014
They call me EB
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Marathon, FL
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
E Be is on a distinguished road
Re: Looking for advice on removing the base of my mast *picture included*

I just want to remove the casting so I can run the wires. I've been at this for awhile and finally decided this route. I'm not planning on drilling the casting.

However thanks to corrosion I can get it off. Yikes.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 04-02-2014
deniseO30's Avatar
Move over Joan Rivers!
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bristol pa
Posts: 6,153
Thanks: 52
Thanked 91 Times in 81 Posts
Rep Power: 9
deniseO30 will become famous soon enough deniseO30 will become famous soon enough
Re: Looking for advice on removing the base of my mast *picture included*

You can get the BIG pop rivet tool from harbor freight it's "good enough" for what you need to do. Heavy Duty 17-1/2" Hand Riveter With Collection Bottle


Oops! on the size of the picture!
__________________
Denise, Bristol PA, Oday 30. On Tidal Delaware River, Anchor Yacht Club. New Website!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My boat is for sale.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 04-02-2014
SchockT's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: North Vancouver, BC
Posts: 1,425
Thanks: 1
Thanked 27 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 3
SchockT is on a distinguished road
Re: Looking for advice on removing the base of my mast *picture included*

You don't need to rivet it back on. You could use machine screws if you want. The rivets aren't load bearing, they are just there to hold the base in place when the mast is down.

Don't over think it!
__________________
1979 Santana 30 Tall Rig
Hull#101
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 04-02-2014
christian.hess's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: el salvador
Posts: 3,825
Thanks: 100
Thanked 152 Times in 148 Posts
Rep Power: 2
christian.hess is on a distinguished road
Re: Looking for advice on removing the base of my mast *picture included*

yeoup
__________________
Finally sailed!!!!!!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Islander 36 refit still going on...

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to transport a mast. Picture rhr1956 Gear & Maintenance 9 01-10-2013 09:41 AM
What is this? (picture included) sideyb Gear & Maintenance 19 03-17-2009 11:51 AM
41OI Mast Base gschenck Morgan 1 11-27-2006 08:32 PM
Mast base organizer? RoadTool Gear & Maintenance 15 01-05-2005 04:48 PM
Foreguy at Mast Base dchew Racing 3 03-19-2003 02:24 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:02 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.