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Leaking Mst Boot

Just spent the first rainy night on our new-to-us O'Day 40, and had a lot of water leaking down the mast into the interior. I'm looking at the Universal Mast Boot, but am wondering if caulk/sealant should be used. Also what is usually done to to seal that sail track slot at that point?
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A good fix would be to use that ice and water shield, that is used on roofs and that you can buy at home depot. It is a rubber membrane. Just wrap it around the mast leaving about a inch or so onto the deck.
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They also make 4" wide self-fusing silicon tape, like what is used on rigging, specifically for the mast boot.
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You will have to seal the sailtrack part of the extrusion to prevent water from finding its way inside the mast boot and down the mast - any caulking will do.

It's not unusual to have water at the mast step on rainy days, even with a good mast boot seal. Water that shows up "running down the mast" inside will be a mast boot problem, but if you have water below with no telltale tracks of water outside the mast, it's simply water that has gotten inside the mast and made its way down that way.
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Kelly if you have a ISOMAT mast. a company called RIGRITE.com has the parts. Oday 40? cool! can't be many of those around! Yes my mast leaks too. LOL
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Thanks everyone. I caulked the track holes and installed a new mast boot today. Next rain we'll see if all is well.
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I know quite a few people who use old inner tubes and swear by them.
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