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Old 17-05-2016, 20:47   #16
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Hard to believe that I finally replaced my last shroud today. I sure let other projects get in the way. The mast steps came in handy.
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Old 17-05-2016, 21:51   #17
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I had mast steps on my last boat that I sold in 1985. I'm a 190lb "winter chicken". Maybe I'll pursue a set of mast steps for my next project. Nancie tails well, but doesn't tend to the cranking of the winch.
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Old 19-05-2016, 14:42   #18
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I had a lot of luck last year. I took away the rig this year to replace it and found out that the superior connection from the stay to the mast had lost the pin that prevented it to come lose.

I guess it has hold by luck and the use of backstay tension. Weird accident since the rig was visually examinated at the beginning of the last season.

Not usual that to happen and nobody has an explanation for how that was possible.
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Old 22-05-2016, 20:03   #19
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I had a lot of luck last year. I took away the rig this year to replace it and found out that the superior connection from the stay to the mast had lost the pin that prevented it to come lose.



I guess it has hold by luck and the use of backstay tension. Weird accident since the rig was visually examinated at the beginning of the last season.



Not usual that to happen and nobody has an explanation for how that was possible.

Good catch on the pin. I'm sure ur heart was in ur throat when you spotted it.
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Polux, all that would take would be a faulty split pin. fwiw, we lost a mast due to a split pin going missing, so yes, you were lucky, the gods were with you.

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