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Old 17-07-2011, 02:48   #1
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Sleeved Mast ?

I'm interested in a 33 ft catamaran. The cat has been flipped once (15 years ago) and the mast was damaged. The mast was then repaired by sleeve it.

Has the boats value decreased due the mast repair? It has been working great for a long time now. What would you say about a repair like that?

The boat is a great deal I think...but need lots of equipment (very stripped now)


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Old 17-07-2011, 03:10   #2
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Re: Sleeved mast?

I would get a rigger, but it has been there for 15 years, it might be OK?
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Re: Sleeved Mast ?

I think a properly made repair like this (actually, an insert) would be as strong or stronger than the original. The only downsides are esthetics and a bit more weight aloft.

Selden extrusions are often shipped in sections which are then joined with an insert.

If you're concerned you should get a rigger to take a look at it.
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Re: Sleeved Mast ?

How much has the boat been used in the last 15 yrs. After being flipped I imagine it was in for a long period of rehab.
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How much has the boat been used in the last 15 yrs. After being flipped I imagine it was in for a long period of rehab.
I think it has been used pretty normal. It is an Edelcat 33 and it has no real saloon. I would more call it a protected cockpit. It has 10 years old sails, 4 years old outboard, hard dinghy, but not much more. No water tanks/system or big fuel tank, small battery bank, no instruments, no windlass etc. I think it needs equipment for about at least 10-13k.

The question is...if I would go for this or a bigger trimaran like Norman Cross 39/40

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Re: Sleeved Mast ?

I agree with ziggy. Might be stronger but just a bit heavier and since it is supported by spreaders there is no danger of breakage again.
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Re: Sleeved Mast ?

have it powdercoated and not worry about the looks.....or leave it alone and be ok with it--was repaired as should have been and is ok.
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Re: Sleeved Mast ?

That looks nasty. Are those welds? Sleeves in a mast are fine. Even new ones have them. It will never break in that spot again. However, as above, I'd have a rigger or spar builder take a look at it.
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