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asivesind 03-23-2011 08:57 PM

Installing aluminium mast steps on steel mast
Just like the title states, I want to install steps on my steel mast, how do I isolate, and how do I fasten. Thanks

Siamese 03-23-2011 09:31 PM

Seriously? You have a steel mast?

mitiempo 03-23-2011 09:36 PM

If you have a steel mast use stainless steps. Isolation would be less of an issue. A neighbor has a steel boat with steel mast (heavy, I know) and he welded steps on when he built the mast.

chrisncate 03-23-2011 10:34 PM

Man, that thing must be heavy. Pics?

asivesind 03-23-2011 10:45 PM

Yes steel Masts! Very heavy 22 tons. It's like sailing a train, very slow to get going but once she does get going the boat sails herself.

ironworker 03-24-2011 06:46 PM

Why not weld steel ones on? I know fire control aboard could be challenging but very doable. Weld on the way up, paint on the way down, nothing to it.

asivesind 03-24-2011 08:52 PM

Ironworkwer, I just might do that, there is already a ladder welded on to the front of the mast going up to the spreaders, so I figured why not make go all the way. I just had a great deal on folding aluminium ones.

ironworker 03-25-2011 08:14 PM

Too bad we are not close to each other, you could buy me the aluminum steps and I could weld on your steel ones.

asivesind 03-28-2011 10:42 PM

Sounds like a good trade. Side note, my last sailboat was a newport 28, loved that boat, sailed like a champ.

pilot435 01-29-2012 09:52 AM

Sutton Steel Sailboats
The sailboat pictured looks like a "Sutton". Any chance you have more info on Sutton?


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