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lancelot9898 11-28-2012 07:36 AM

SSI Universal Mast Boot
 
I'm considering installing the SSI mast boot on the boat and would like to hear comments from others who have used this product.

Sabreman 11-28-2012 09:00 AM

SSI Universal Mast Boot
 
I installed one. Easy. Works great.

lancelot9898 11-28-2012 09:58 AM

Re: SSI Universal Mast Boot
 
thanks....I've got their instructions. Just wondering if after you glue it together with the adhesive, is there any problem with stretching it out enough around the mast to get silicon inserted between the boot and the mast. Not sure how well it stretches and if it stretches back.

chef2sail 11-28-2012 10:04 AM

Re: SSI Universal Mast Boot
 
I also use the boot. I have two large ( humongous actually) hose clamps around the boot and mast. One at the top and one at the bottom/ I also have a collar at the bottom for my spare halyard attachments

It works really well...no water.

Tim R. 11-28-2012 10:24 AM

Re: SSI Universal Mast Boot
 
It does stretch to go around the mast. I cut mine a little undersized. The top clamp is placed underneath the cover with the cover folded in on itself so the clamp is hidden.

Sabreman 11-28-2012 01:24 PM

SSI Universal Mast Boot
 
I thought that I had a photo, but I don't. As others said, the top clamp goes under the boot and a bottom clamp goes around the base outside the boot. It's a little awkward fitting it, but the boot stretches nicely and can be convinced to conform. The joint on mine opened a little, so I sealed it with white silicone at the joint and around the top. Use a small bead and PUSH the bead instead of pulling. Go slow and it will come out neat. The whole job is maybe 30 minutes.


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