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flpnhndl



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:41 pm    Post subject: Powerex quality? Reply with quote

Were there any issues with the quality/breakage of Powerex 100% SDM's around '08? I saw what appeared to be an unrealistic price on one recently.
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isobars



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got tired of older Powerex SDMs peeling, then splintering, then snapping just above the boom, where the blazing sun hits them all day. I demand more durability i my masts, as I already get to swim much more than I want to just because of fickle wind.
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zirtaeb



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still using Blues and Greens from the mid '90's.
Still using the black ones with white and with yellow labels from the late 90's.
Fibs break, PX holds up nicely.
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coachg



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an 08 or 09 Power 100% SDM 430 that is going strong. I've had it for a couple of years now with no problems.

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SeaDawg



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 1st px was from the 80s green 460 still going strong. I had a 460 break after 3yrs of use. A year later I had a chat with Peter the plt. mgr in utah. He replaced the 460 and sent me a new 430 rdm at no charge. Best sevice you could ask for. To date I have 5 px sticks all doing well oldest about 15yrs.
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jingebritsen



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

powerx is back and available from aerotech distribution and retailers. pricing is good. bend is most broadly accepted in the majority of sail designs.

i've had my share of powerx over the years. no more issues than any other brand. i've seen some people rig their stuff and leave it cooking in the sun all day. i try to avoid doing so down here in "the sunshine state."

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the older models, which I have STILL 2 and they are in use, the 460,100% is a brilliant mast and it works better than a RDM on my sails.

I have seen some broken masts of this era in the place where mentioned.

My thoughts are Powerex quality in this era is as ggod as any, and quite a few were made, therefore breakage "may seem more common"

they sold more so more potential to have more break.........

the purchase of any USED mast always has the potential of a disaster,

to pay a high price for a pobbible unknown quantity seem like a not so good decision

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have three powerex rdm's; one built in 1993 and the other two built in 1994. They're increadible, work great, and I have no plans to replace them. I don't know what the new production is like though.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rigitrite wrote:
I have three powerex rdm's; one built in 1993 and the other two built in 1994. They're increadible, work great, and I have no plans to replace them. I don't know what the new production is like though.


the Utah made RDMs are indeed great masts,
this is about
SDMs

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gregnw44



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rigitrite wrote:
I have three powerex rdm's; one built in 1993 and the other two built in 1994. They're increadible, work great, and I have no plans to replace them. I don't know what the new production is like though.


Were they making RDM's in '93/'94 ???
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