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4419Re: [campernicholson] Suggestion when removing Teak from deck

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  • Denece Vincent
    Oct 12, 2008
      I guess I don't understand the problem either.
      One does have to maintain the opening of the limberhole at the base of the track, but then the water seems to find the bilge without causing any trouble.
      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: 10/12/2008 5:01:58 PM
      Subject: Re: [campernicholson] Suggestion when removing Teak from deck

      As 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.
      > Dam
      > --- On Sat, 10/11/08, David Burnham <burnhad@yahoo. com
      > <mailto:burnhad% 40yahoo.com> > wrote:
      > > From: David Burnham <burnhad@yahoo. com <mailto:burnhad% 40yahoo.com> >
      > > Subject: Re: [campernicholson] Suggestion when removing Teak from deck
      > > To: campernicholson@ yahoogroups. com
      > <mailto:campernicho lson%40yahoogrou ps.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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