the all-seeingeye Pangur Ban: Mast Shaping-Part 2
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I laid out the profile of the mast on the first layer, and roughly trimmed it to shape with a saber saw. This tapered form was then laminated to the next full-width section. Clean up any squeeze out-you'll thank yourself when you start planing later.

Laying out to a center line

Fairing the mast profile

Trimming the first layer

CPVC tube for electrical connections laminated into middle layer.

Pipe bedded in unthickened epoxy

These show the lamination of the main mast, which has a pipe built into it for the masthead electrical connections. The resulting trench around the pipe will be filled with epoxy to prevent water infiltration.