Hello all. With the help of my Nissan
, I have been sailing my GT26 all summer without a mast
. Due to crane issues, I never raised it. Regardless, my family
and I have had a wonderful summer motoring about, fishing
This is a new boat, to me, as I purchased her in the spring and until this weekend I had thought everything was perfect with her.
As I pulled up the anchor
this past Sunday, I felt a very soft area on the deck
surrounding the base of the pulpit. There are a number of spider cracks in that area as well.
My questions/concerns are as follows:
I have yet to search this, but how does fibreglass get soft? What's the repair here - just cut out soft stuff and somehow just patch in hard stuff? (I know it's not as simple as I made it sound)
Furthermore, this boat has a very far forward mast
. Hopefully that shows in one of my attached pictures. Judging by the picture and from what I can tell the soft area is no more than 1.5 feet from the pulpit base, do you think I might have mast structure/support issues when I do actually get it up next year? The mast is forward the keel
and there is no support post below it.
Anyhow, hopefully this isn't as convoluted as I typically make things.
Also hopefully, you can let me know what you think.
I am new to sailing and even boating
in general, but I am eager to learn and do things on my own.