Recently purchased FS2392 as a project boat. The wood at the mast step was rotted and when I pulled it out the rot extended into the vertical stanchion pieces. Therefor I'm planning to replace with all new mahogany. Since it has the hinge for stepping the mast is there any reason to replace the mast step and the facing that protects the wood at the step?
Will be putting in blocking to reinforce the main vertical pieces and am also planning to incorporate a mounting for a compass.
Searched and read some postings on the stanchion replacement. I'm a reasonably skilled woodworker so I'm not too worried about the woodworking part. Are there any other tips or things to be aware of in the process?
Thanks in advance for your responses.