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Old 02-13-2012
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I added this to the base of my mast

I didn't want to take down the mast to install turning blocks so I made two of these from 1/8" aluminum plate. One on each side of the mast provides four "hell for stout" turning blocks. I used 12 3/16 aluminum rivets for each plate. Combined tensile strength is supposed to be more 3,000 lbs. I installed them yesterday and they feel very strong indeed.
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You could post this on BLJones' "low buck projects".
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No, not the deck...the base of the mast.
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Does the aluminum plate bend around the mast?
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Yes the plate is bent to the shape of the mast.
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