My brother and I are prepping our Melges 24 (USA041), we purchased it last year towards the end of the season.
Our brow sprit seal was in bad shape and the previous owner had some tape (clearly to help keep water out).
Last weekend we took off that seal and the tape, only to find another seal that was connected to the seal mount.
Attached are a few photos, but it appears the seal and mount are ok. My plan was to simply clean them up and make sure we do not have any major leaking around the mount.
First picture is the bow sprit with the tape, second is what I found the outer seal and tape.
My question (as never having owned a Melges 24 before) is this a common setup to have two seals? If so, what is the best strategy for mounting the second seal over the existing?
I purchased a new bow sprit seal and mount from Melges, but wondering if I really need to install them?
Any help/guidance is much appreciated.