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Old 20-04-2014, 15:41   #1
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mast repair

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Not sure where to start, as I have just found Cruisers Forum, so here goes.
We have uncovered our boat from winter storage, and discovered a hole in the mast where the first spreaders are. The rivets have pulled out and the spreader plate went through the mast, leaving quite a large hole. We had to un step the mast before getting her back to Ontario when we bought her last fall. How would one repair this ?
We are devastated for having this happen.
Thank you for all responses.

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Old 20-04-2014, 16:37   #2
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Re: mast repair

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Not sure where to start, as I have just found Cruisers Forum, so here goes.
We have uncovered our boat from winter storage, and discovered a hole in the mast where the first spreaders are. The rivets have pulled out and the spreader plate went through the mast, leaving quite a large hole. We had to un step the mast before getting her back to Ontario when we bought her last fall. How would one repair this ?
We are devastated for having this happen.
Thank you for all responses.

Kind regards
Carrtay

a couple of pictures may help people to advise on what can be done
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Old 20-04-2014, 21:22   #3
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Re: mast repair

A hole from the spreaders just storing it?...Come on...really???
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Old 21-04-2014, 04:22   #4
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Not sure where to start, as I have just found Cruisers Forum, so here goes.
We have uncovered our boat from winter storage, and discovered a hole in the mast where the first spreaders are. The rivets have pulled out and the spreader plate went through the mast, leaving quite a large hole. We had to un step the mast before getting her back to Ontario when we bought her last fall. How would one repair this ?
We are devastated for having this happen.
Thank you for all responses.

Kind regards
Carrtay
You could have it patch welded or see if you can pick up a similar mast.
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Old 21-04-2014, 14:07   #5
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Re: mast repair

Sorry for your misfortune. Someone put a lot of pressure on the spreader to make that happen. Like maybe a dropped mast?

Yes, it can be repaired but you really need to send photos or contact a rigger. Probably a sleeve can be installed or maybe a patch on the outside. If welding is involved then get a professional to do it. Too much heating aluminum for welding weakens it.

I am assuming the mast is aluminum.

Replacement masts are very expensive.
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Old 21-04-2014, 15:04   #6
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Re: mast repair

It can be repaired, with a external sleeve in 2 pieces , some isomatspars have a internal aluminium piece conecting the 2 spreaders and a plate riveted outside.

My 2 cents the boatyard is involved with the damage...just saying..
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