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    Default Which glue for a mast foot?

    Being generally cack-handed I've been prevaricating about installing my sailing thwart and mast foot, but am now on the verge of getting on with it.

    G Flex epoxy seems to be the adhesive of choice, but it appears to cost about 25-30. Given that I probably won't use it for anything else that seems like a lot of money just to stick a small piece of wood into my boat.

    Would something less specialist like Wet Grab be OK? Or should I just bite the bullet and pay up?

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    To what are you sticking this mast foot, and what is tbe mast foot made of?
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    I suppose that's quite a fundamental point! It's a wooden mast foot and a Royalex boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John K View Post
    I suppose that's quite a fundamental point! It's a wooden mast foot and a Royalex boat.
    As my mast foot is a block of wood and will not flex and with the flexible nature of royal I used Evo-stick impact adhesive to glue a thin foam mat to the bottom of my mast foot and again to glue the foam to the bottom of my boat. So far the mast foot has stayed put and has been subjected to quite strong wind whilst the boat has been fairly heavily loaded
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    Just for the record I used EVO-STIK Seriously Strong Waterproof Adhesive in the end. Seems OK so far, but I'll fess up if it comes apart later.

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    For my PE Mobile Adventure Minuet I used Endless "River River Bond" to attach the rubber mast foot to the canoe and it shows no sign of moving whatsoever ... I also used the same glue to attach in a D-ring to help hold in the rear airbag and that detached 2 days later on a car journey and was rattling around on the car roof on it's tether when I stopped to find out what was going on ... not too sure what to try next with the D-rings
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    I used 3M dual lock on mine which is a kind of high mechanical strength version of velcro. So mine is removable. It does however take a lot of removing, once it's "clicked" in place, it takes a lot of force to remove.

    Incidentally, the dual lock itself is held to the boat and the mast foot with 3M VHB pads (same stuff you stick gopro mounts to helmets with, so a thin layer of slightly flexible foam with an epic sticky double sided bonding layer) . So I'd expect those to get a pretty damned good hold too.



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