LARK - a 1974 Bristol 27

2019: mast step compression

Research:
  • http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f55/adding-support-post-under-mast-38687-2.html
    The mast support on the B27 depends on the interior layout. The dinette model uses the "Bristol" style of mast support (also used on the B29, B30 and some other first gen models) that employs the head door frame as an arch support for the mast. The B27 cabin style that has opposing seatees uses the "Pearson" style of a support arch built into the the underside of the cabintop and using the two forward (head and hanging locker) bulkheads for vertical support. This arch style was common in early Pearsons including the Triton. Whichever style you have, if your mast is similar to the B29's mast it has an open masthead, allowing rain water to run down the inside of the mast and eventually rot the support system. You should also inspect under the cabin sole where the mast supports (either style) tie into the floors of the keel. The movement is coming from one or the other area.

Evaluate:
  • Ocean Lorem Ipsum #1: Heavily pipefish, cold and smiling mandarinfish, peaclam slicing water fingernail clam, is swimming sea grape rock lobster at Indian ocean. Zebra moray a banded grunt houndshark. Wabash pigtoe ea. Snail starfish, at hawkfish pebblesnail batfish crab. Fire fish at deap water pushed. Batfish bonnethead tilefish Banana wrasse papershell coral hogfish. Floating ear snai. Fishy grow, amazing cold blooded seabass goatfish lionfish painted comber. Quagga mussel grey whale appeared. Wobbegong shark blue whale gold damsel faucet snail, in snake eel sea coral grouper. Nurse shark at goatfish grey whale. Hippo tang gold damsel peaclam, swam at Mandarinfish. Puffer fish is sea grape. In seahorse banded eel, butter hamlet are butterflyfish blue tang, wabash pigtoe sea coral king crab heelsplitter, in painted comber Banded eel bicolor blenny. Parrotfish at crazy houndshark with pipefish snake eel. Coral hogfish at Bursa trigger spot hogfish bite yellow pseudochromis weasel shark seabass in angelfish. Fire fish pipefish blue tang, frogfish bicolor blenny at, quagga mussel and funny bannerfish. Parrotfish at crazy houndshark with pipefish snak.

Repair / Shore Up:
  • Ocean Lorem Ipsum #2: Eel. Snowcrab goatfish starfish, banded eel on neon goby manta ray, peppered moray non bonnethead. Manta ray with lionfish ect. Peppered moray clownfish hawkfish at seahorse hammerhead a funny snake eel. Mandarinfish i. A fire fish, an algae unknown. Manta ray with lionfish ect. Quagga mussel grey whale appeared. Bonnethead at puffer fish pipefish octopus threadfin. Hippo tang gold damsel peaclam, swam at Mandarinfish, puffer fish is sea grape. Zebra moray a banded grun. Houndshark. Milk shark swim Asian clam soldierfish. Breathing heavily pipefish, cold and smiling mandarinfish, peaclam slicing water fingernail clam, is swimming sea grape rock lobster at Indian ocean. Hippo tang pebblesnail fins raced.