My new to me Force 5 has a big nasty corroded place where the vang bail was mounted just above the deck.
I have rescued this boat from its former salty beachfront home and corrosion should be less of a problem.
That is the worse side in the picture, the pitting is less severe on the other side.
Spar seems solid away from that spot. Those are 3/16" rivet holes.
To slow down the inevitable dismasting and new spar purchase wondering the best way to bandage it.
A. I have some 3mm or 4mm aluminum plate I can hammer to shape and rivet over that spot with drive rivets.
B. An 8" piece of 2.5" ID tubing to slide over the whole thing and rivet in place would probably cost less than $20 shipped.
C. I have a spare laser gooseneck fitting that would bridge the damage and I could use that fitting to attach the vang. (maybe best not to repair galvanic damage by slapping a big chunk of SS back on and recharging the battery though?)
D. Something that I am too dense to have considered yet.