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 Post subject: What should be done while the mast is off?
PostPosted: 11 Jun 2018 15:28 
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Rail Meat

Joined: 23 Jan 2015 17:56
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Hi all,

Right now my T37 is on the hard with the mast off. The electrical wiring in the mast was jammed up and couldn't be removed with it stepped. Getting all new 12V wiring, NEMA 2k cable, and VHF cable run in the mast, and all new instruments and LED nav/foredeck lighting.

Seems to me it's a good time to really clean up and inspect the mast base area, and replace the centerboard pennant, since it's quite easy to do now.

My question is, is there anything else that should be done while the mast is down, since it (hopefully) won't be unstepped again for quite some time.

Thanks,
James


 
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 Post subject: Re: What should be done while the mast is off?
PostPosted: 11 Jun 2018 18:54 
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James,
other than inspecting hardware on the mast itself, take a close look at the stainless tube that the centerboard pennant runs through and see if there is pits and corrosion especially under the hose that connects it to the centerboard trunk. There are quite a few posts on this site that show images of this and how some have addressed it.
Of course, if you have a fixed keel, please disregard !

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 Post subject: Re: What should be done while the mast is off?
PostPosted: 11 Jun 2018 18:58 
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Sorry - I see now that you do have a centerboard.

Seriously though, it would be worth replacing the hose from trunk to stainless tube and look for corrosion in this area. I know of one T37 that sank from that tube failing while at mooring.

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 Post subject: Re: What should be done while the mast is off?
PostPosted: 12 Jun 2018 11:35 
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Thanks for the advice. I will plan to replace the hose. along with the pennant and inspect thoroughly for corrosion and other issues.


 
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 Post subject: Re: What should be done while the mast is off?
PostPosted: 12 Jun 2018 22:12 
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Run a few spare conductors. If you don't have a LED anchor light do that, big saver. Inspect standing rigging, no better time to replace. Check all blocks and halyards.

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