Home » Snow Gum has a deck-stepped mast – Garcia Exploration 45

Paulo asked about how water drains away from the base of the mast. While I knew that these Garcia Exploration boats have deck-stepped masts, I didn’t know exactly how rain water (or sea water? Yikes!) gets away from the recess at the base of the mast. Good subject for a video. 🙂

I’ll add that the chain locker has a dedicated bilge pump. Any water that drips off the chain can be pumped out via an above-waterline through-hull near the top of the centreboard box.

Surprise, surprise – it was windy. My iPhone’s crackling microphone annoys me as much as anyone, so I’ve done a voiceover, with music! Carolyn says that’s a step too far and she might be right. It takes longer and it breaches our ‘No editing – Just sailing’ rule! 🤔

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