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Old 15-09-2012, 18:09   #1
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Question Broken mizzen mast

Can any one please tell me where I might be able to find a mizzen mast for a Morgan O/I 415? Or is there a way to repair it? Any and all help welcome.
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Old 21-09-2012, 08:00   #2
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Can any one please tell me where I might be able to find a mizzen mast for a Morgan O/I 415? Or is there a way to repair it? Any and all help welcome.
If you are near Tampa, check Don's salvage yard in Clearwater for a replacement. Good luck.

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Old 21-09-2012, 08:56   #3
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Re: Broken mizzen mast

Wood or metal?
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Old 23-09-2012, 16:49   #4
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Re: Broken mizzen mast

The mast is aluminium. Part of it was burned. Is there a chance it could be welded?
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Re: Broken mizzen mast

Cyane,

Yes it could be welded, or insert a sleeve and rivet the old part to a new extension.

Any repair will never be as strong as a one piece mast.

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Re: Broken mizzen mast

Masts are spliced all the time. Many of the really large ones are shipped in 2 or more pieces because they are too long to be trucked. I've seen this in the Selden catalog and others. Most mast manufacturers make a custom splice joint that fits inside the mast perfectly. If it's not too far gone then it might be able to be repaired. Make sure you get the guy that knows what he's doing.
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Re: Broken mizzen mast

find someone who knows aluminum. see if he will sleeve and weld it. otherwise go for a salvage yard... goood luck.
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Re: Broken mizzen mast

Welding aluminum will weaken it. It is better to sleeve it with an internal sleeve. Sleeving does not weaken the mast. It will be strong as new.
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Re: Broken mizzen mast

Repaired masts are typically welded. First a proper sleeve is fitted, then holes are drilled in the old mast and these are then spot welded. See the pic from JSI in St. Pete Fla.
The Marine Supply Store for boat parts, hardware and sailing equipment in Tampa Bay.
Some have riveted masts with or without epoxy to the sleeve.
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