For several years now, Eolian has sustained a small yet nagging intermittent leak at the mast partners – where the mast penetrates the deck. After several failed attempts to locate the leak or to pre-emptively stop it, I removed the interior trim and examined things from below, while it was raining. And leaking.
I was relieved to see that the water was…
- not coming down the mast, which would indicate a leak at the top of the boot – one of the places I have very carefully examined several times, and
- not coming out of the foam deck coring, which would mean a wet deck. Whew!
Instead, the water was appearing at the joint between the deck ring and the deck. Tho I have repeatedly attempted to seal between the deck ring and the deck externally, it has never been rebedded.