Painting the mast and building a custom mast foot

It’s taken more than a few weeks (more like a few months), but the Seadog can Sail!
We had to build a custom mast foot and I decided to paint the new mast white.
It’s not really necessary to paint an aluminium mast, and it’s also not easy because paint does not want to stick to aluminium. But I’m very happy with the result and this means I can also paint the second mast with the same color white to make it look identical to the main mast.
See some pictures below of the process. The next post will show when the mast was hoisted onto the boat and the first time we took here for a sail.
Building custom mast foot

Painting the mast and mast foot