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Old 01-29-2012
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Sounds like a haulout and a mast drop are in your near future. I would not be sailing that boat with the deficiencies you describe, changing a through-hull fitting is an out-of-the-water job, or at least a tide grid one.

Your mast sounds like it needs a complete going-over, what you've seen is bad enough, leads me to wonder what is there (or isn't there) that you haven't noticed yet. Try to get a boat neighbour with some experience to look it over and advise you - you would be wise to engage a rigger for a proper assessment.

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