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Would be interested to see the mast plate. What is it made from, and how did you made the edges neat?
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Its really simple, just a Carbon plate with angled flanges so I can attach 2 small blocks on each side and avoid having to fix them to the deck. The Mast step will sit on top of the flat portion in the middle.

In terms of neatness; trial and error. I made a mould from cut tiles that I could clamp tightly, then when it had set I hacksawed it into the general shape I wanted and wet and dryed it to smooth the edges, I finished it with a final thin coat of epoxy to cover up the obvious amateur nature of it , and polished it up. I'm quite happy with it but on closer inspection you can tell it was made in a shed rather than a factory! the finish is a bit uneven.
 
The idea is to end up with something like this.
 


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Sikaflex 291 is polyurethane, rather than silicon, and is specifically designed for marine use so should be fine. 
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