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Re: rain water entering bilge thru mast.
Originally Posted by travlineasy
I have no doubt that you have a water intrusion problem .........
I'm thinking that that water in the bilge may be coming from sources other than the mast openings. Just a guess, though.
Hope you are able to find a viable solution,
I appreciate the concern Gary, but the boat is fully covered with a Fairclough cover. There is no other way in. The deck underneath is not even wet.
I do have a solution, as I mentioned above. I remove a thru hull near the base of the mast. I can go aboard and actually see where the water runs from the mast step to this spot and builds up a little bit in the corner of that compartment.
Whether it makes sense or not, this is where its coming from. As lancelot says, the ingress I reference above came in over the course of an entire winter, not one storm, not one week.
edit: here's what a Fairclough cover looks like for you warm southern boys.
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