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Though some here say Spartite is not a seal, I sealed the perimeter (where the Spartite contacts the partners on the top edge.) with silicon as instructed, and it has remained bone dry below for years. However, the silicon seal has now split and I'm getting some water below at the partners. I can re-seal it of course, but what concerns me is the rust colored stains the water has brought with it. The mast is aluminum, and most of the water would be fresh. Tried to post a picture, but can't for some reason. What could be making the stains?
BTW, I use a canvas boot to protect the Spartite from UV.
Having rigged and tuned my boat several times, I disagree with post #4. Setting the wedges (or Spartite which replaces wedges) is the first thing I do. They should remain in place as they perform a function the other rigging components cannot.
Last edited by L124C; 11-26-2013 at 06:39 PM.