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    Posted: 02 Sep 2009 at 12:18pm
was talking the other day to a former contessa owner and he said he used to use wooden wedges where the mast comes thro' the deck i have a rubber bush which is a semi tight fit and =never gave this a thought if possible i would like an opinion on this from some of our members thanks chas mccusker (sheigra)
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It would be normal to have a very hard foam plastic material around the mast - available from the usual rigging places.
 
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colin thanks for the reply so is the foam ring a tight fit?. If foam or rubber is used there,there will always be a bit of play .So when the boat is rigged properly there should be no movement there eg the rigging at right tension would this be correct thanks
 
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Hi,

I tried wooden wedges in Charlotte’s mast they did not work well at all and kept falling out. Jeremy Rodgers supplied me with very dense foam trimmed to size. I had a job to get the foam in and ended up using a bridle between the coach roof winches I pulled the mast back compressing the aft foam, and was able  forcing the front foam in it took a lot of pressure, but the mast in now very firm at the partners, and it was worth the effort

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The foam wedge material is almost solid - so almost no give.
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