The foremast on my Lazyjack 32 schooner is leaking at the partners - lots of water
running down the outside of the mast
in rain and heavy seas.
is keel-stepped. The deck
partners are sealed with caulk. I could see cracks in the old caulk; I've dug out the old caulk and re-caulked with Life Caulk but the leak persists.
I'd like to install a mast boot but there is no mast collar on deck. Where the mast passes through the deck there is a flat "pad" slightly higher than the rest of the deck; it looks similar to decks I've had on boats with deck-stepped masts. It's not high enough off the deck to serve as a base for a hose clamp or similar lower attachment for a mast boot.
Any suggestions for anything I could use to seal off the mast at the partners or create somthing that could serve as a collar for attachment of a boot? I've thought about mast boot tape but don't see how I would make the transition from the horizontal surface of the mast, to the vertical surface of the deck.
I'll also be checking the main mast as I think I have a similar problem - haven't seen any water
running down the mast but I think it's being trapped in the overhead. The partners on deck at the main mast have a lot more caulk than did the foremast, which leads me to think the PO was trying to stop leaks
I don't want to drop the masts so would ask for suggestions I can try with the masts standing.
Thanks in advance.
Lazyjack 32 schooner "Mary 'Lis"
Mobile Bay, AL