I have my mast down (Islander 30 Bahama) and have a number of maintenance and upgrade projects on the list before she goes in the water. I came across an excerpt from Don Casey's book that described a method of installing a conduit inside the mast using sealant or adhesive to secure the conduit against the inside. This prompted several questions:
- What size conduit is typical? I was thinking 1-inch
- What type of sealant or adhesive would be able to hold the conduit? We're talking at least 40 feet!
- Would the adhesive really be able to sustain a drill coming through the mast and into the conduit without it being pulled away from the mast?
- Is this whole exercise even worth the effort?