Hi All -
I came across this thread
Fiberglass and Mast Boot Question
looking for info on my pearson
32 (there are frustratingly few of them, so not much model specific info).
The picture the guy shows of his mast
drew some comments about pitting.
and boom are mostly in good shape, with continous paint
. The keel
stepped portion is not bad at all.
There are some spots between the deck
and the boom (obviously I can't see much higher than that, but i know corrosion
is usually worst closest to the water) that have pitting where the paint
is gone - if i push on them with a screwdriver i can get metal to come off. There are other spots where the paint is 'bubbling' a little and it looks like perhaps pitting underneath.
What should I do to mitigate this pitting from spreading, and is it of major concern structurally? None of it seems to cause any cracks or other stress marks I can visually identify. Should I just sand around the pitting and paint the spots?