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Old 07-09-2007
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Mast Corrosion?

I have a 1973 Albin Vega that I am slowly outfitting for a post hurricane season sail to the Virgin Islands. I just bought the boat a couple months ago and when climbing the mast today to look at the light at the top, noticed the mast itself has some pitting/corrosion in the Aluminum. The surveyor never mentioned anything and I didn't ask him b/c I hadn't noticed it myself. I am currently in fresh water on Lake Champlain where the boat has been for most of its life. Should I do anything to the mast before I head into the salt water and should I be concerned about the strength of the mast (even though the visible corrosion is minimal: you could fill every hole with two or three pieces of chewing gum.) Thanks in advance for the advice. --Richard
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