Can anyone give me some advice please?
I have just purchased a used four-year old 60' mast
for my 44' cat. I have noticed that the mast
has a hairline crack which is only just visible and runs about two feet from the masthead. Other than that; the mast is in good condition. To be on the safe side, I intend just to cut the mast short as i can afford to lose the couple of feet. I will cut it a good few inches extra just to make sure I am into the undamaged area.
The trouble is that once I cut the damaged area off, I am a few feet into the tapered area of the mast and cannot find a standard masthead to fit the cross section. If I was to have one made out of fibreglass and make it very thick, would that be sufficient or will I need to cut the mast off so that I am into the proper cross-section where I should be able to find somthing to fit?
Any advice would be appreciated.