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    Another mast step repair thread :)

    Sand, right... We do need engineers to design boats. This boat indeed snapped together in a weekend during drinking.
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    Another mast step repair thread :)

    Yes, it did grind thru. If you look close, there is a small hole at the conner of mast step, where water came out. I duct taped vaccum there to suck acetone out pouring from top, and glass taping inside the tube from above, very dark coal mine to work with. So tempted to cut up a hockey...
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    Another mast step repair thread :)

    Replaced old boom vang strap.
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    Another mast step repair thread :)

    My squeeze for next season. There you go...
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    Another mast step repair thread :)

    Too late indeed. After inspection port, blow dry for a week, patch the hell around the donut, now down to 142 lbs. Yup, some 40 yrs old water in the cracked bottles. Bailer added, deck plate and cleats, 15:1 vang, boom sleeve. Dust up the garage sanding, keeping lemon hull colour just for...
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    Another mast step repair thread :)

    There is a moist meter you can get for hull, they do work...Costed me few hundred bucks maybe 15 years ago to make me sleep better. But after playing with it for some time, I say a few bucks hammer + some white hair can do the job. Kinda like grandma way to picking watermelon, slight tap...
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    Another mast step repair thread :)

    paid couple hundred bucks, only able to do a knocking test all around, dry deck and hull is that all I know.
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    Another mast step repair thread :)

    I need to re-read the rules again.... thanks bud.
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    Another mast step repair thread :)

    Now, question. Why the hell nobody put inspection port on the transom???
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    Another mast step repair thread :)

    Well, no magic mushroom inside. My kid is yelling "save the turtles" when I dig out all the crap from inside.
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    Another mast step repair thread :)

    Pickup a 2xxxx series hull. 20lbs overweighted. Mast step drinks a cup of scotch in matter of seconds. No inspection port installed. Ordered an 8" port online, will power up the jigsaw once in. What do I expect from opening up the hull after 45 years?
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