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Are all mast boots the same?

We'll be stepping our mast next week to transit the Champlain Canal. Our mast boot is cracked and leaking (read: old) and we want to replace it. Are all mast boots the same (other than size)? Or is there one particular brand/type that's better?

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LOL... Lowe's sells Pearoson and Cals now???

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The best part is getting them to match the price of them at Home Depot!
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There are mast boots for production boats. Then there are the universal mast boots. But the best are made by the owner and fitted to the vessel.
The very best are the ones that don't leak when you have boarding seas, heavy rain or just plain drizzle. Especially when the neighbor's dog thinks your mast is a fire hydrant.
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None of them work properly...you will ever have infiltration.....and he who says he does not have IS A LIAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Ours is pretty old and is missing chunks, so I'm thinking a new one may have a little less infiltration I'm just trying to figure out what to buy... I have no idea who made the spar in 1984 so finding a pre-done one may be difficult. Defender sells universal boots... any ideas?

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Labatt, they are all bad...
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