Hey guys, about a week ago I purchased my first sailboat a 1975 Ventura 23'. A few days later the mast
got into a fight with an electric
line and lost
. The mast
was snapped in half right at the spreaders and also has a slight bend right at the break.
Can you sleeve a mast at the spreaders? What part of the mast has the most pressure against it? My plan is to bend the mast back (with a hydralic car jack or some other method) and buy a few feet of the DM-6 from dwyer. Compress the DM-6 to fit inside the old mast then rivet it together.
I'm looking for any and all guidance or advice, I don't know much about sailboats. How does my plan sound?
Mast Dimensions: The mast is 28' long with a 3" x 4" base shaped like a tear drop (similar to the DM-6). The boom attaches about 2' 3" up the mast and the spreaders attach at about 17.5'. The spreaders are both 3' long.