Stanchion base mounting blocks - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 07-30-2010 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
4arch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 621
Thanks: 2
Thanked 18 Times in 15 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 Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 07-30-2010
Senior Member
 
Gene T's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Left Coast USA
Posts: 666
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 11
 
PVC won't stand up to UV. I like Starboard and find lots of uses for it but it does not bond to anything. You can still get a good compression seal however.

Gene


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

Currently in Long Beach, CA
Gene T is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 4 Old 07-30-2010 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
4arch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 621
Thanks: 2
Thanked 18 Times in 15 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Isn't PVC used for just about everything on the exterior of houses now and doing ok? I know it turns yellow and chalky but so does gel coat!

s/v Spindrift
Beneteau Oceanis 400
formerly Lippincott 30
4arch is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 4 Old 07-30-2010
Senior Member
 
christyleigh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: North Brookfield, Mass.
Posts: 935
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
 
I'll second Gene's recommendation of Starboard over PVC. I've used it for many things and secure it with screws and seal it with Life Caulk. Whatever the chemical in good old "Super Glue" is - that will stick to Starboard but I've always used fasteners to be sure.

Stan
'Christy Leigh'
NC 331
Wickford/Narragansett Bay RI
christyleigh is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome