Originally Posted by bluewhaleCA
Think I'll go back and take one apart if possible. Then see what I can find for a replacement. I believe there are 4 shrouds: would removing one to a boat at dock
put the mast
I think you have 6 actually, 3 each side. However, you will want to check the forestay and backstay attachments whilst you are at it. Plus that U bolt in the middle of the foredeck, is that for a storm jib
? might as well have a good look at that too. Whilst the backstay and forestay are less likely to be a problem worth checking.
The shrouds are a problem because under sail the deck
will move sligthly which eventually breaks down the sealant
as you have found out. Ours was the same BTW but only took an hour with a broken hacksaw blade, stanley knife and small screw driver to clean out and seal again. That was 2 years ago and we haven't had a leak since, but it will need doing again in a couple of years.
However, the reason for posting
is what is that vent doing in the front of the foredeck? it looks like its designed to funnel large volumes of water
straight down inside the boat? I hope not, but were does it lead to?
Take an angle grinder down to the boat too and chop off that caribiner in the deck
rail before it puts a hole in your sails
Sounds like you have a summer of maintenance
ahead catching up on jobs the PO should have done, including replacing the rusty genoa halyard
, but take your time and do it right and she will come good.