4418Re: [campernicholson] Suggestion when removing Teak from deck
- Oct 12, 2008As I understand it, the complaint is that water runs down the inside of
the mast, and collects around the mast step.
I've never found it to be a serious problem, but it does cause the mast
step to remain wet and thus promote corrosion.
dan hamilton wrote:
> I have a canvas mast boot around the base of my mast on deck and have
> never had water leak below. Maybe I don't understand the problem.
> --- On Sat, 10/11/08, David Burnham <burnhad@...
> <mailto:burnhad%40yahoo.com>> wrote:
> > From: David Burnham <burnhad@... <mailto:burnhad%40yahoo.com>>
> > Subject: Re: [campernicholson] Suggestion when removing Teak from deck
> > To: email@example.com
> > Date: Saturday, October 11, 2008, 8:56 PM
> > Hugh,
> > Sorry, but there is no way that you can prevent rainwater
> > coming down the keel-stepped mast.
> > The alternative is to seal the bottom of the mast and let
> > it collect inside the bottom of the mast.
> > Then pump the water overboard and out of the mast as
> > needed.
> > My Nic 33 has the same problem with sponging the shallow
> > bilge but I use the excuse to get out
> > onto the boat after every heavy rainshower.
> > David Burnham
> > Time... hull #19
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