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Old 12-10-2019, 14:47   #1
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Bent Mast

Hello! I have a Flying Scot with a bent mast. Probably 8-12 inch infection, no kinks and want to try and get it straight again. The way it happened, it was on a trailer on the beach, wind storm knocked it over and the weight of the boat bent the mast.

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Old 12-10-2019, 18:42   #2
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Re: Bent Mast

I'd drive some stakes in the ground in that grass and see what you can accomplish by hand first.
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Old 12-10-2019, 19:46   #3
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Try a metal fabricator or two. Someone who bends and forms pipe and other shapes will have a roll former and hydraulic bending equipment. The force is not so big but the precision they can offer is high. I found a local guy to bend my jib tracks to exact radius. They can U.N.-bend too.
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I would 100% go with the stakes in the ground idea first. Looks pretty doable and if it works out it probably didn't cost anything and took less than half a day.
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I agree, that doesn’t look like it’s deformed too seriously. Stakes or something solid to prop against, then a ratchet strap or sash clamp to apply controlled pressure. I’ve reshaped stainless tubing like that. Do it over a short length at a time.
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Great ideas, I will gather up some equipment and give it a try myself, will let folks know how I do too.
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