That's actually the

Posted by Charlie Jones on May 3, 2007

one of the pair of mast carriers. They are built to stand in the mast steps and carry the masts flat. Both leather lined. There is a support on the after deck that straddles the tiller to keep it centered, and support the very ends of the masts.

I suppose bailers on each side would work, but we've not found a real need for them- We just use a cut off clorox bottle to bail water when needed- which is seldom actually.

In Response to: Re: I built a floatation by Randy on May 3, 2007