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Old 29-08-2012, 11:55   #1
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C&C 38 with a "Mast Splice"

That's what it says on the survey.... question is, was this an original factory done procedure or, done later for some reason?

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Old 29-08-2012, 12:40   #2
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Re: C&C 38 with a "mast splice"

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That's what it says on the survey.... question is, was this an original factory done procedure or, done later for some reason?

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This is identical to the splice seen on my friends 39' Columbia. Manufacturers do this in some cases because the mast section is too long for shipping. It is still strong and should not pose a problem.

What we all should be concerned about is the Airlines and their aging fleet. Years of flexing and hard landings take their toll on the wings and they develope hair line cracks. They shunt the wings and the fix is very similiar to what you depict above.

Stewardess....I'll have a double scotch straight up....

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PS This was told to me by a retired Captain.
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Old 29-08-2012, 12:56   #3
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What year is the boat? Is it a Landfall? My '79 (not a Landfall) does not have a splice. Guess if a surveyor or rigger doesn't see a problem the splice was done well enough. Rod rigging?

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Re: C&C 38 with a "mast splice"

Splices are usual on longer masts. Extrusions are typically 40' so they wii fit in a container and cut shipping costs down. Masts longer than that are spliced to get the necessary length. Some suppliers have longer extrusions but are limited by the extrusion process to something less than around 50'.
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Old 29-08-2012, 14:41   #5
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Re: C&C 38 with a "mast splice"

It's a 1986 model C&C.... and if that splice is ok (extrusion lengths and shipping makes sense) and indeed "factory" then fine by me. I have no idea exactly how tall a C&C 38 Landfall's mast "should" be but I can ask... the boat is not viewable by me at this time. I'm just begining to check it out.
I hear though that these Landfalls are good boats, capable of crusing (albiet a little cramped maybe?) for the likes of my wife and I.... tis our intention at some point.

Thanks for the replys!
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Old 30-08-2012, 07:35   #6
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Re: C&C 38 with a "Mast Splice"

My 1977 Tartan 37 has a similar splice and has never been an issue and yes, it is factory.
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