I am begining to look in earnest at 1980's era Tartans. The boat I looked at (and an S2 that was also there) both had what appeared to be corrosion
where fittings (not winches) were mounted to the mast
My common sense assessment was that the offending non-aluminum fitting would need to be removed, then an assessment make to determine the amount of structural integrity the mast
or boom had lost
. Then grind, fill, hopefully not weld, and paint
. While none of the spots looked that bad, I recognize that in the extreme- it could require new spars.
Is my common sense view right?
Also if shouldn't the fitting have a bedding or insulating material to prevent this type of interaction?