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How to repair a wooden mast, boom, spar or Bulkhead (Step by Step)

In this weeks episode, we go full blown “How To.” This is all about how to make repairs to solid wooden items such as Booms, Masts, and Bulkheads. In our case, we found a small section of our wooden mizzen boom that had a soft spot on it.

In this video, we will show how to determine if a repair is needed. How to remove the bad/rotted material. How to cut a template before using expensive wood. How to purchase exotic hardwood from a specialty hardwood store. How to cut the hardwood and make the correct angles for a scarf joint. How to install the new piece of wood with epoxy. How to mix sawdust in epoxy for color matching. How to sand and shape the final material.

Learn how to repair your own boom, mast or bulkhead. These are skills that can be used to fix almost any good hardwood project including furniture. If you have searched in boat repair forums, seek no further, I may have run across some of the repairs you need to do. I am not an expert but have gained quite a bit of knowledge in refitting my own boats as well as the curiosity to research the best way (for me) to go about making my own repairs that save money but remain strong and long-lasting.

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Please check out our other videos as well and click on the playlist below for a couple we think you may enjoy.
Our Refit Playlist – https://youtu.be/8wyNNpLAeNs
Our Sailing to New Orleans Playlist – https://youtu.be/gzzteJxewAU
Our Epoxy Vs. Polyester Fiberglass test results – https://youtu.be/V1bXiKPYDKI
Our series on hatches – https://youtu.be/7dNMu8s32kY
and Our Series on new Freshwater Plumbing – https://youtu.be/8uv7ABaD3YM

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Small Trim Router (Great for tight places) – https://amzn.to/2GtkHmd
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Join us on our journey as we continue to rebuild, refit and prepare our Formosa 51 Sailboat for our continued cruising journey. We have always loved the Formosa, bought one (on a bit of a whim) late in 2014, moved aboard this one right away and started to do our refit while living board. We are avid fans of Cruising Outpost and Good Ole Boat (Good Old Boat) magazines and love the ideas we get from them.

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