Sep 062010
 

Sooo… After a lot of time spent doing other stuff that fun (=boat) stuff, I am starting to get to the bottom of the piles of cruft that have gathered since I left for Estonia.

Today I did the casting of the mast collar. The old method of inserting rubber wedges between the mast and the deck ring has apparently fallen out of fashion. Of course a cast plastic collar is much better. It is watertight and provides much better load distribution around the perimeter of the mast than a few rubber wedges would:


  2 Responses to “Back in action: Deck collar casting.”

  1. Hi,

    Could you please describe the casting a bit more?

    What kind of plastic do you use and where can you get it?
    Is the plastic elastic?

    /Anders

  2. It’s some kind of epoxy polymer. Not much elastic to human touch, maybe more to mast forces :-)
    Have a look at http://www.spartite.com/