Mast drain, or how to keep water off the floorboards.

One interesting disadvantage of having the mast step be just above the cabin sole, is that the inevitable water that comes down the inside of the mast, from rain getting into the halyard slots, ends up on the floorboards, or even runs along the top of the fiberglass over the I-beam and gets into the area under the starboard settee.

We cut a piece of G10 to fit the inside of the mast at an angle, and tapped a hole for a plastic plumbing fitting just above the G10 so that the water coming down the inside of the mast can be routed through a piece of tubing into the bilge.  This also keeps the mast step dry and eliminates corrosion at the step.