Originally Posted by rynegold
That's what it says on the survey
.... question is, was this an original factory done procedure or, done later for some reason?
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....
PS This was told to me by a retired Captain