Reply | Post New Message | All Messages | this message is spam
Author: Adam
Subject: Mast base
Info: (60 views) Posted: Thursday 10-26-17 10:45:21 PM
Posted some Pics of the new G10 plate and bottom of the mast. There are are Mast Base folders. Mine ended up in the second directory.

Adam

:: The Mast Base I received with my new mast (last fall)
:: from Ballenger is the same with the exception that's
:: it's the newer style that is pinned internally with a
:: single bolt. It looks like the 4 bolt diamond pattern is
:: identical with the only difference being the anchor
:: inside the mast either being the aluminum block that's
:: fixed by the 4 bolts Bill mentions or the sleeve that's
:: anchored with the single bolt. I'll upload a pic of my
:: base area.
::
:: :: Not sure what exactly you are asking about, but I added
:: :: some pics of mine in a new gallery called, cleverly,
:: :: Mast Base. I think this is the original set up. There is
:: :: a tombstone shaped shoe that fits into the mast and is
:: :: secured by 4 screws through the mast wall into the shoe.
:: :: The tilting mast base unit then bolts to the shoe with 4
:: :: screws.
:: ::
:: :: I try to remove the base every year and clean it up
:: :: because the base of the mast seems like it would be a
:: :: very harsh environment. It was a bear to disassemble the
:: :: first time but is pretty smooth now. The shoe had some
:: :: stripped holes, so I have re-drilled a couple to the
:: :: next size up and re-tapped. I use LanoCote as an
:: :: anti-seize when reassembling but I know others swear by
:: :: other products.
:: ::
:: :: Bill
:: ::
:: :: :: Hello,
:: :: ::
:: :: :: Does anyone has photos of their mast base, on deck and
:: :: :: inside the base of the mast section?
:: :: ::
:: :: :: Ballenger explains some sort of tubing (square tubing
:: :: :: about 2" x 2.5" with 1/8" wall) that is apparently
:: :: :: screwed onto the stainless plate and into which is the
:: :: :: section is simply in place with a bolt going through the
:: :: :: section. This allows a little play considering the base
:: :: :: of the mast always rocks a little.
:: :: ::
:: :: :: I need photos to better understand the mod.
:: :: ::
:: :: :: Thanks!
:: :: ::
:: :: :: Jerome

Reply | Post New Message | All Messages | this message is spam
  • Mast base (189 views) [x]
    jerome ~ Friday 9-29-17 01:46:05 PM
    • Mast base (210 views) [x]
      Will Paxton ~ Friday 9-29-17 02:13:52 PM
      • Mast base (100 views) [x]
        Adam ~ Monday 10-9-17 08:42:38 AM
        • Mast base (142 views) [x]
          Will Paxton ~ Tuesday 10-10-17 03:52:17 PM
    • Mast base (162 views) [x]
      Brendan ~ Wednesday 10-4-17 08:47:46 PM
    • Mast base (79 views) [x]
      Bill Sumerfield ~ Tuesday 10-17-17 07:04:58 PM
      • Mast base (52 views) [x]
        Ted Lohr ~ Thursday 10-19-17 03:44:09 PM
        • Mast base (61 views) [x] (current)
          Adam ~ Thursday 10-26-17 10:45:21 PM