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01-29-2012 10:05 AM
billyruffn You can isolate the AL from the steel using small pieces of 1/8” nylon sheet between the pad on the step and the mast. (source: McMaster-Carr). Then use SS screws with threads and heads coated with Tuff-gel or similar thread protector. It’s the same technique I use in mounting winches on an AL mast.

(Edit: Just realized this is an old post....but I’ll leave the comment up anyway.)
01-29-2012 09:52 AM
Sutton Steel Sailboats

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

03-28-2011 10:42 PM
asivesind Sounds like a good trade. Side note, my last sailboat was a newport 28, loved that boat, sailed like a champ.
03-25-2011 08:14 PM
ironworker Too bad we are not close to each other, you could buy me the aluminum steps and I could weld on your steel ones.
03-24-2011 08:52 PM
asivesind 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.
03-24-2011 06:46 PM
ironworker 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.
03-23-2011 10:45 PM
asivesind 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.
03-23-2011 10:34 PM
chrisncate Man, that thing must be heavy. Pics?
03-23-2011 09:36 PM
mitiempo 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.
03-23-2011 09:31 PM
Siamese Seriously? You have a steel mast?
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