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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
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Re: water,water everywhere
Got a leak around the mast on my FIRST-42.. The mast is wrapped at the base and sealed, and its not comming down through the inside... Got me puzzeled....Looking up from inside, seems the drip is comming from between the mast and ring plate...
Our pals Steve and Joy on Ocean Angel have a keel stepped version of the F-42 and discovered that the foam plug in the mast had deteriorated to the point that water could make it's way below deck level and exited the mast along the undersides of the cables between the deck and the overhead, creating a persistent "drip" in wet weather. Maybe you too.
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