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  1. #1
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    Dec 2014
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    Default Mast boot suggestion

    Anyone tried one of these as ready made mast boot:

    http://www.drainagesuperstore.co.uk/...coupling-.html

  2. #2
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    Mar 2008
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    Default Re: Mast boot suggestion

    There was mention of it in a thread about a year ago on the subject of mast boots, can't recall the opinion but yours seems pricier than I recall?

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Mast boot suggestion

    They're fairly stout and stiff. I considered using a dry suit neck seal for mine
    If I'd wanted to live in a Banana Republic I'd have gone to South America.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Mast boot suggestion

    I am afraid you would find it far too rigid--
    Last edited by Daydream believer; 07-03-18 at 17:53.
    It is all down to the fact that my wife does not understand me !!

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Mast boot suggestion

    I made one with the PVC fabric used for 'curtain side' lorries and the PVC inflatable boat glue once.
    Closed cell neoprene tape around the mast and the rim of the deck moulding, stainless jubilee clips.
    I expect Hypalon would last longer, but mine was OK 5 years on.
    I wondered about a covering to keep the sun off, but never got around to it.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Mast boot suggestion

    Duncan's sell a 3m. x 100mm. bandage version for about 1/4 price of that, needs a bit more care to keep it tidy when applying but would do the job. I presume the Selden hypalon boots are silly money if you are considering this option?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Cowes
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    Default Re: Mast boot suggestion

    Just gone with Spartite, mast chocks and boot all in one, need warmer weather to 'pour' it but time will tell if I've wasted £140...

  8. #8
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    Aug 2002
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    Cambridge
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    Default Re: Mast boot suggestion

    What about a child’s neoprene wetsuit? You get at least two boots that will fit, and possibly more. I made my own from a piece of neoprene and some contact adhesive. Flexible, easy to fit (although with a keel stepped mast you have to have it out!) and has never leaked.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
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    Default Re: Mast boot suggestion

    I don't have a keel-stepped mast, but instead of cutting up wetsuits, why not just get a cheap piece of sheet neoprene off ebay, some matching glue, wrap a slice of it around the mast, glue it together and clamp it on with two of those big jubilee clips (they'll probably be the most expensive part of the thing, but they can be re-used). That's exactly how Jefa makes their rudder gaiters, and they work well.

    Or you can pour some "Magic Power Gel" or similar two-part potting gel (from the Sparky trade) to seal it up.

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