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Re: Leaking mast boot
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2023, 04:10:35 PM »
We had this problem until I took the time to fix the mast so the deck tape would seal properly. Using epoxy filler I created a smooth band about two inches wide around the mast a few inches above the deck. Our mast is "in-mast" furling, so the back of the mast had a large opening that needed to be filled. When complete, we used self-amalgamating tape to seal between the deck and the mast and finished off the top of the wrap with electricians tape. We cover it with a canvas boot cover to keep the sun off and it has been good for the past 5 to 6 years.

Burt Preston
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Re: Leaking mast boot
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2023, 10:52:01 PM »
On our Hylas 49 the mast is sealed using the Spartite Mast Sealing System.  It does not leak even after having the mast out twice.


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Leaking mast boot
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2023, 05:10:29 PM »
Our H46 #40 continues to have a leaking mast boot. Two years ago I re-bed the metal mast collar. I have just changed the mast boot tape (the 3" wide Johnson uber stretchy product) and the mast collar / boot continues to leak. I am at a dock and the heavy rain was from the stern, so I would expect some water ingress due to the mainsail slot. But enough water is getting in to splash up on the woodwork inside the mast compartment.
I am curious to know how others have resolved this - I am soon going in to have the mast pulled out and replace the standing rigging and would like to take that opportunity to fix this once and for all.
Appreciate any feedback,
S/V Ambition


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