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Broken mast in search of gaastra 400 bottom
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dabull1



Joined: 19 Mar 1997
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevenbard wrote:
IMO, it would be better for your health to start smoking crack than to take a repaired mast out on the ocean!! Laughing
i'll second that one!!!
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MrFish



Joined: 04 Sep 2009
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gerritt wrote:
MrFish wrote:
Masts are generally quite fixable, especially RDMs.


The last thing I want to worry about is whether my repaired mast is going to hold up when 2 miles out on the bay, or in winter conditions on the coast. Hell, I don't want it to break anywhere. Buy a new bottom or top.

No Limitz and Ezzy (made for Ezzy by No Limitz) both sell bottoms and tops separately.

Of all the pieces of gear you can save money on, your mast should be the last. A broken mast can lead to the loss of your entire kit (even your life), depending where you sail.


Mine is stronger than new at the break.

Yes, it'll break - they all do.

But it'll break somewhere else.
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MrFish



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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xander.arch wrote:
Fixing it would be great but sounds pretty tough given that mine broke just below the ferrule on the male side. For the gaastra masts the plug (male) side is the lower portion. This means mine broke where the plug is glued into the top of the male side. At least I hope it was glued. More likely it was cast into the mast during the layup process.

Anyway, there may be a way to cut the remaining plug off the bottom and then epoxy in a new one. This will require me finding a perfect fit plug which would have to be at least 14" (7" glued into the bottom section with 7" remaining for the top. I'd like to think this is doable. It might even work just fine, but I'd be nervous as hell sailing this thing anywhere more than a football field's distance from shore.


I'd think in that case you'd have to turn it into a one piece mast, if I understand where the break is.
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zirtaeb



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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad all 3 of my PX RDM's bottoms fit with all 3 of the PX RDM tops.
Then bend changes noticeably with each combination, of course.
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capetonian



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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gerritt wrote:
No Limitz and Ezzy (made for Ezzy by No Limitz) both sell bottoms and tops separately.


Hot Sails Maui also sell mast tops and bottoms separately.
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