Laser Mast Step Replacement - my experience

Discussion in 'Laser Talk' started by SaltyAK, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. SaltyAK

    SaltyAK New Member

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    Here's a recap of my recent mast step repair using the Diversified Fiberglass kit. I didn't find much online when I was preparing to do this, so thought I'd share. She's seen about 20kts so far and is rock solid.
     

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  2. Phil McInnis

    Phil McInnis New Member

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    Hi SaltyAK. I'm in the process of repairing my Laser mast step with the same kit you used from Diversified. (Here's a look so far: https://photos.app.goo.gl/W7oe87OV4xtLIu8g2 )

    After you put the replacement step in, let it cure, and removed the screws, you mention that you used "a thickened epoxy to level out the seam for a flush finish." I haven't done fiberglass repairs before so I want to be sure I understand you - what exactly do you mean by "a thickened epoxy"? Do you mean just that you added hardener to the epoxy as usual, or do you mean you added some kind of filler?

    Also, can I ask you what kind of marine paint you used at the end?

    Finally, how is the repair holding up? Thank you!
     

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