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  1. S2 11.0C Keel stepped mast repair

    S2
    I have a S2 11.0C with keel stepped mast I bought about 6 months ago. It appears that the Mast sits on a block of wood that has been fiber glassed over. It looks like that mast has sunk about 1/4". I drilled into the fiberglass to find that the wood within has some wet rott. My current plan is...
  2. Islander 30 Mast Wiring disconnect location

    Gear & Maintenance
    I'm getting new standing rigging for my Islander 30 Mark II, and will be pulling the mast for some other work as well. I was wondering if anyone is familiar with where/how the wiring makes its way down from the deck and if there is a recommended way/location to disconnect it/reconnect it...
  3. Deck mounted versus keel mounted masts

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hello. I'm looking at several boats in the 35 to 40 foot range for Caribbean cruising. I've seen boats with both deck and keel stepped masts and am curious to hear opinions on the merits/deficits of each. Vigor states in his book that one should avoid deck stepped masts and gives a number of...
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