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Re: *Thinking* about a bigger, better boat
Hah! You all had me going on the keel-stepped mast leakage being no big deal, and then I read the current thread on water intrusions on KS masts (rain water entering bilge thru mast.
), and it sounds like a big deal to me. Not sink-your-boat big deal, of course, but we all work hard to stop water intrusion from ports and hatches and all, it's seems weird to give this one a free ride.
Ahhh... but the difference is the mast water goes into the bilge, to a sump and away... port leaks, chainplate leaks, etc damage structure, stain woodwork and cause structural issues long term... big difference!
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