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Broken mast in search of gaastra 400 bottom
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xander.arch



Joined: 23 Apr 2009
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 9:31 pm    Post subject: Broken mast in search of gaastra 400 bottom Reply with quote

Looking for a gaastra recent vintage gold 400 100% carbon bottom. Thankfully I broke it on the last run (of course) of an amazing day. I'm in SF and could meet anywhere in the south bay/santa Cruz area.
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rlemmens



Joined: 09 Feb 2008
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rdm?
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xander.arch



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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes rdm.
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stevenbard



Joined: 11 Nov 1993
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2 masts broke at our beach today. Both bottoms. I've broken at least 30 masts over the years, and every single one of them has been a bottom. However, if anyone has an Neil Pryde SDM x9 bottom, I'd appreciate it. Laughing Neil Pryde Maui loves me.....
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mikecole



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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I'm not quite to 30 but maybe I can top that. If you look closely you'll see I managed to break both the top and bottom on this 400. Classic Jalama dump truck. HSM sail came out fine however Very Happy


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kevinkan



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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's brutal, Mike!
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gerritt



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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since going skinny in 2002, I've only broken two masts - both times 370 tops. Each time, was rider error mis-timing the lip. Before that I broke at least two a year. Everyone should go with masts that allow you to mix and match bottoms and tops. That way - unless you sail Jalama regularly, a broken mast is only half the cost of a full replacement.
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stevenbard



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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike, nice photo! It was probably good that you broke it in 2 places, like I did today. That allowed both of us to save our sails without damage. I quickly pulled the pieces of the mast out so the next wave wouldn't shred it. I might try Davenport later this week. Will bring older mast for sure.
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cgoudie1



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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And just plain nasty!

-Craig

kevinkan wrote:
that's brutal, Mike!
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xander.arch



Joined: 23 Apr 2009
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, It looks like the South Swell did a little late spring mast pruning!

I totally agree with Gerritt. It is freaking annoying that most companies don't sell their masts in mix match parts. These masts are expensive. Its also bloody wasteful - carbon mast print - carbon wind print - arghhhhh I don't want to buy an entire new mast again!

Which companies sell mix matched? Maybe I'll build my next quiver around that.
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