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cjudkins



Joined: 09 Aug 2000
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2000 8:41 pm    Post subject: Stuck Mast Reply with quote

Any ideas on getting my alum mast extension unstuck from my carbo mast?
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spyder



Joined: 24 Sep 1996
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Location: oahu

PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2000 11:30 pm    Post subject: RE: Stuck Mast Reply with quote

uh...probably sand stuck in there. the only solution I know is getting your buddies to hold on to the mast, while you pull like hell (twisting) the extension out.

you might try turning it upside down and banging it hard to try and dislodge the sand, but no guarantees.

maybe someone else knows something better.
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jsmin



Joined: 27 Jul 2000
Posts: 46

PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2000 7:14 am    Post subject: RE: Stuck Mast Reply with quote

Try tapping the joint area lightly with a rubber hammer while applying pressure.
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hamblett



Joined: 29 Jun 2000
Posts: 40

PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2000 7:32 am    Post subject: RE: Stuck Mast Reply with quote

This is just a guess but try and ice up the extension only (cover it with a couple bags of ice) then use the rubber mallet to tap the base of the mast.

Put a screw driver in the holes of the extension, as added leverage, and use the screw driver as a handle to turn the extension.

Just a tip. Never tried it myself.
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bmergen



Joined: 13 Jun 2000
Posts: 16

PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2000 2:28 pm    Post subject: RE: Stuck Mast Reply with quote

I agree. Pack it with a bunch of ice. Stick some inside the extension if possible. The aluminum should shrink plenty to get it out. I would pack it full of ice and start pulling after about 30 sec. It shouldnt take long. The Al will cool much more quickly than the carbon. I you rigged in the sand the last time, dont do it again. I did once cause I was lazy... Never again. My extension wasnt stuck, but it was rather snug. Good luck.
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rasdpm



Joined: 17 Apr 2000
Posts: 149

PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2000 3:29 pm    Post subject: RE: Stuck Mast Reply with quote

clamp a boom tight to the extension, and another to the mast, giving you a long lever arm, have someone hold one boom steady while you twist the other...next time you use this combo spit a fat hocker on the ext. for lubrication before inserting....
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joeyyyy



Joined: 18 Jul 2000
Posts: 162

PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2000 12:08 am    Post subject: RE: Stuck Mast Reply with quote

Yes, If it is a
Mast Base extention, Then icing it will help, but running cold water on it and tie a piece of rope to the extention, and then to your car bumper. Now yank (really hard with the mast) It will come out easly.
If its a mast tip extention, ice the mast and twist and pray.
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mbvizer



Joined: 13 May 2000
Posts: 9

PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2000 7:46 am    Post subject: RE: Stuck Mast Reply with quote

Big Phllips screw-driver across extention, if holes are present + $10.00 Strap wrench (works better than boom trick - never slips). Or two strap wrenches.
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jhanrah1



Joined: 08 Jun 2000
Posts: 31

PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2000 1:09 am    Post subject: RE: Stuck Mast Reply with quote

YOU GOT A MAST EXTENTION STUCK IN WHAT?? THAT SOUNDS LIKE IT HURTS.
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