Stus-List C&C 35-1 mast step
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Sun May 5 09:31:43 EDT 2019
First, as Neil said, many of us have rebuilt the mast step.
Touche's was also 3-4 pieces of marine plywood bonded together across the
shoulders of the bilge sump. I removed all the old wood and ground/sanded
the shoulders to expose "virgin" glass. I then built a new step from many
layers of glass. I made a form by placing a piece of cardboard as a floor
and a couple pieces of cardboard forward and aft. There was room under the
floor for drainage and passage of cables. I just laid in layers of glass
making sure I got a good bond with the shoulders of the bilge. It was
basically a brute force approach. You can generally lay in 3-5 layers of
glass or 2-3 layers of roving at a time without worrying about heat
I also had the aluminum step box remade. It was just pieces of aluminum
angle welded together. A local sheet metal shop did it.
My recommendations are as follows:
1. Measure everything against known reference points. Consider the
existing step may have subsided a bit and allow for that subsidence.
Here's a link to some pics showing some of my measurement marks:
2. Allow for drainage and passage of cables under the step. Consider
laying a conduit like a piece of PVC pipe under the step. Allow clearance
for a bilge pump aft of the step.
Touche' 35-1 #83
On Sat, May 4, 2019 at 5:15 PM Jeff Helsdingen via CnC-List <
cnc-list at cnc-list.com> wrote:
> Looking for advise/photos/instruction on doing a mast step replacement.
> Have searched and looked at some previous posts just seeing if there's any
> more ideas out there. Also have a small leak around our rudder post, any
> ideas as to what can be done to remedy that?
> Jeff Helsdingen
> 1972 C&C 35-1 #54
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