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    Quote Originally Posted by supersailor View Post
    I have lead ingots fiberglassed in on the port side just ahead of the fuel tank. Looks like they were factory installed. The same could be done aftermarket.
    Interesting. We will take a look
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    Yes, Tom, I've hosed down the cockpit a few times in my 13 years owning this boat. ☺️
    Our cockpit is fairly flat, with perhaps a1/4 cup pooling in the port corner, but then runs aft gradually towards the two scuppers.
    Frank
    Ps. Shannon, the reason for the mast is that if the rig tuning is off, pulling the mast to starboard, that could change the boat trim.

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    Next steps

    We have emptied the boat and will take some time next weekend to see the level of the boat.

    We do have weight on the bow with a large anchor (35 lb) and a windless.
    Shannon Jones
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    Wonder if using a level for the cockpit and also for the vertical mast would give some useful data?
    For instance, even if the hull is (or can be made to be) floating level, you would still have some weight off center if the spar is not also vertical. If the mast leans a degree or two to one side, the effect of the high-up aluminum and rig would equal a small person moving toward that side at deck level.
    At least that's my suspicion -- just a guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren Beach View Post
    Wonder if using a level for the cockpit and also for the vertical mast would give some useful data?
    For instance, even if the hull is (or can be made to be) floating level, you would still have some weight off center if the spar is not also vertical. If the mast leans a degree or two to one side, the effect of the high-up aluminum and rig would equal a small person moving toward that side at deck level.
    At least that's my suspicion -- just a guess.
    Fascinating. I would have never thought of the mast. I will report back what we find.
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    I get the water pooling against the forward part of the cockpit as well. There is about 60 feet of chain in the locker which exacerbates the situation, but even without the chain the cockpit slopes forward slightly and traps water. And with no water in the starboard tank, rainwater sits on the port side. I haven't filled the water tank yet, but am hoping it will level the boat out once I am able to complete the plumbing system re-do. I don't want to add any more weight to the back though, since the stern squats so much under power that the exhaust (factory location) is a few inches underwater.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wannasailsoon View Post
    Why the mast?
    Comment #19 pretty much covers it.

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