Mast leaking into saloon

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8 years 6 months ago #2210 by Michael Collins
Hi Folks
We have water coming into the saloon down the outside of our mast. Our brewer is on the hard in Trinidad and the folks there are going to pull the mast and reseat the deck/mast ring. They intend to remove the stainless steel support plates in the hole . Has anyone had this problem and are we on the right track.
Mike

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8 years 6 months ago #2211 by Edward Schwiebert
Our Brewer 44 has a keel stepped mast, but we had a "compression" area at the sheave for the center board just behind the mast. We did not pull the mast, but lifted the deck ring plate and made a two part (overlapping) fiberglass base to go under the plate, fill and reinforce the depression, and provide a "proud" area so water does not puddle. Replaced the mast sealant, boot, etc. and, so far, no leaks. I can send photos if you want and give me an email address.
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8 years 6 months ago #2212 by Michael Collins
Photos would be great
Thanks
Mike

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8 years 6 months ago #2213 by C. William Eilers, Jr
Had the same problem on our 1984 12.8. Pulled the mast and rebed the mast ring. Fixed it 100%.
Bill Eilers
S/V Blue Prince
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8 years 6 months ago #2214 by Philip Guest
We make a boot from a truck inner tube, and use a combination of stainless hose clamps on the outside of the deck flange and black ductape to seal it to the mast. It looks great for a summer season between winter haulouts, and fresh black ductape is reapplied each year. Not a drop.
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8 years 6 months ago #2215 by Jack Dexter
Hi Mike and Sandy. We're sorry for your troubles. On our previous boat we, too, used the inner tube and hose clamp system and added clear silicone caulking to fill any gaps. It's a quick and easy system and you can keep messing with it if need be until nary a drop comes in.

Good luck and Seasons Greetings!
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