Join Date: May 2005
Location: Palm Beach County, Florida
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Mast leaks on keel stepped 52' mast
We're chasing a mast leak on our '86 Kadey-Krogen that has a keel-stepped 52' mast. We've spartitite'd the deck collar (when it rains heavily it gets a few drops - probably from the not real thorough installation by Mack Sails) but the problem seems to be that in a good rain (living in south florida we get 'em) we get water through the mast drains at the keel. We've been up the mast and can't find any obvious water entry (except where the standing rigging hooks into the mast which is open at all hooks - seems strange to have several "holes" in the mast for standing rigging to allow water to get to) but I was wondering if anyone has experienced any particular gremlin allowing water to get into the mast or if it's just an engineered mast design and we should "chill out" about it?
Thanks as usual for the sage advice!