Hi all -
I was wondering if anyone had an opinion on how best to fix corrosion
on my mast
at the step? It has a bit of corrosion
from neglect by previous owners, and I'd like to get rid of it and stop it from continuing.
is an aluminum hood furling
mast, and there is some corrosion where it bolts into the bilge
, as well as around where it meets the deck
. I plan on getting a proper boot for it as well once I move a block that's connected to the mast flange onto the deck
The corrosion isn't a structural problem yet, as the inspector looked at it closely and said as much when I purchased the boat. He did of course recommend fixing it.
My initial thoughts were to use a wire brush and remove any of the loose stuff, and follow up with some type of paint
is this the right way to go? And has anyone had experience with a particular paint
for this type of application? I'd love any advice/suggestions that anyone may have.