SailNet Community - View Single Post - Mast Step leak PSC 34
View Single Post
post #27 of Old 05-10-2019
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: The house is in Kingsport, TN. Boats are on Watauga Lake and in New Bern, NC
Posts: 620
Thanks: 18
Thanked 90 Times in 79 Posts
Rep Power: 13
Re: Mast Step leak PSC 34

Originally Posted by jvlassak View Post
The silver lining of all this is that I now have the opportunity to touch up the paint on the mast...
That was one repair that did not go well. I patch painted the mast covering the areas where halyard hardware and other things had removed the original paint. While the patch paint originally matched perfectly, over the years it has aged to a very different color and begun to flake. Add to that the under-paint-aluminum corrosion on the boom which was repainted before I bought the boat, and things are a cosmetic mess. Oh well, it was good for a time.

The very idea of removing all the hardware, sanding, cleaning, prepping, priming, and painting the mast and boom fills me with dread. Other things are a higher priority. My solution is to go sailing.

Bill Murdoch
Irish Eyes
1988 PSC 34
wsmurdoch is online now  
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome