Mast Varnishing Projects & Solutions

A series of FREE Mini Guides for boating projects that run through the basic steps for the practical boat owner. This Mini Guide concentrates on repairing wooden masts, following the steps of scraping, sanding, protecting and varnishing.

Projects & Solutions
1

Preparing

Carefully remove the mast, scrape & sand the old varnish off and sand the mahogany to a smooth, warm brown finish.
Scraper
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2

Repairing

If the cross member has detached you will need to reattach this as well as you can. Wooden wedges and adhesive can help.

Unfortunately it is not always possible to fix this economically with long lasting effect. A new mast is the better option here.

3

Protecting

Protecting the warm brown mahogany wood is key.

Apply coats of Wood Impreg to the bare wood so that this varnish soaks deep into the wood grain.

4

Varnishing

Apply an 80% Varnish and 20% Thinners coat followed by two to three coats of straight Varnish for a long lasting, durable and glossy coat.

5

New Fittings

Why not take the opportunity to fit a new Mast Light and a new Deck Plug and socket.

Masthead Navigation Light Stainless Steel - Deck Mounted
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Mast Varnishing Accessories

New varnished mahogany masts and accessories for a mast repair.

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Copyright © Sheridan Marine 2014. All rights reserved. E&OE. This is a project guidance sheet and not a ‘How-to’ fact book. It is presumed that all work is carried out safely following the product manufacturers instructions. Each project may differ so may need further discussions and guidance.