I'm getting some water in my mast despite my careful and thorough application of 3M 5200 sealant. My half-baked plan is to remove the mast base, fill the mast while on the trailer past the spreaders and see where water drips out.
Any comments on this plan of mine? Any better ideas?
I'm really trying to avoid removing and reinstalling the comptip. That just sounds like a project that I don't want to do. Lots of rivets, melting epoxy, getting everything back together again... I can just picture the tang coming loose under load...
Where are the foam plugs located in an h18 mast? I'm assuming that I will be able to pull out the lower one. Is that correct? I'm wondering how the upper one will foil my plan to test for leaks by filling with water.
If someone wants to talk me into removing the comptip, go ahead. I'd like to hear what to watch out for or if it's possible to ruin the comptip while trying to melt the epoxy.
Thanks in advance,