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Old 06-07-2011, 21:13   #1
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Need New Mast !!

Hi Everyone,

I just picked up a 60's / 70's Starcraft Skylark 14' a little over a week ago. I am not sure of the exact year. Took it out on the lake, everything worked fine then pulling it up the boat ramp I ran into a power line and bent the mast about 5' up from the bottom pretty bad. Can anyone help point me in the right direction on where to buy a new one? I assume it is not repairable as much weight as the mast has to hold. From itself, to the sail to the wind it catches.

All advice is welcome, I currently live in Atlanta and will be in Destin this weekend. Online stores? Brick-n-Mortar stores?


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Old 06-07-2011, 21:34   #2
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Sorry about your problem. Try the mast manufacturers

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The mast can be cut and a sleeve inserted inside to put it back together with rivets and/or welding.
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Why not simply pull the fittings, measure the inside diameter of the tube and obtain a replacement length of matching aluminum tube? Anodized schedule 40 tubing would be adaquate for your application and is reasonably inexpensive (e.g. see Aluminum Pipe )
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