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Re: Filling holes in the mast - stainless steel? Aluminum?
Posted by johnskennedyabcd on 8/26/2010, 1:44 pm, in reply to "Re: Filling holes in the mast - stainless steel? Aluminum?"
Thanks, Mike. As it happens, the mast I'm repairing is mast #2. I have #1, both pieces of it (resulting in the presence of #2). I guess a neatly-applied hacksaw and some epoxy to hold the sleeve in place would work pretty well. |
: Depending on where the wholes are it
: may be simpler to cut a piece from
: another section and apply a sleeve
: over top of the existing mast.
: --Previous Message--
: I have an older boat with an
: mast. The mast has had fittings
: added and removed over the years,
: leaving some holes in the mast.
: A metal-working friend (not a
: sailor) suggested filling the holes
: to strengthen the mast: pop rivets,
: sheet-metal screws - anything but
: Would aluminum pop rivets be better
: than stainless, when inserted into
: an aluminum mast? I'm thinking of
: trying to prevent galvanic
: Any other suggestions?
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