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Water inside the mast
I had about 6 inches of water inside the mast today...noticed it because it was slopping out of a wiring bundle hole at cabin sole level.
Is it normal for a mast to have a drain at the base? I can't believe holding water inside the mast is a good thing.
Using mirror and flashlight I looked around the base of the mast but didn't see anything that looks like a drain hole.
The mast is setting on a metal plate. That plate is bolted to the boat. I can't tell if the mast is welded to the plate...there does appear to be a seam at the bottom of the mast.
The boat is 24 years old so I'm thinking some gook or gunk plugged the mast drain. My plan is to use a water hose with a small nozzle to "pressure wash" the inside of the mast in the hope it will blast loose what's plugging the drain.
Pacific Seacraft "Crealock" 37 #312
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