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 Post subject: Mast boot
PostPosted: 08 Jan 2019 20:15 
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Rail Meat

Joined: 24 Apr 2018 07:43
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I need a new mast boot for my 37 tartan. Can anyone tell me where I'd buy one. Thanks


 
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 Post subject: Re: Mast boot
PostPosted: 09 Jan 2019 10:55 
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Skipper

Joined: 29 Dec 2006 09:38
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Just go to West Marine (or order from Defender) the large neoprene white mast boot kit. You will need a couple very large hose clamps if you do not already have them to clamp it at the top and bottom.
A couple more tips for keeping the water out:
1. Use white electriciansí tape to seal the top edge.
2. When you have your canvas made, have a canvas cover made for this whole boot area as these boots deteriorate in the sun and look awful.
3. Donít spend a lot of time gooing up the seam, just overlap where it meet the other end and put a dab of silicone in there.
4. Put a dab of silicone in the mast track at the top of the boot.
You might still get some moisture down the mast from the openings at the sheaves, but mostly your bilge will not get anything through the mast partners with this.
FWIW
Ray


 
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 Post subject: Re: Mast boot
PostPosted: 09 Jan 2019 13:54 
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Rail Meat

Joined: 24 Apr 2018 07:43
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Thank you Ray for responding. This tartan is a first for me so there is a lot I don't know about. I appreciate your help
Larry


 
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 Post subject: Re: Mast boot
PostPosted: 09 Jan 2019 14:16 
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Joined: 21 Jan 2010 12:57
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I recall really wishing that I'd had a helper when I installed the mast boot. Sailing Specialties (Hollywood, MD) provides three sizes and a host of other marine products.


 
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