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post #6 of Old 10-15-2013
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Re: repairing dent on the mast

I would straighten that one of two ways. make hardwood end grain mandrel and slide it into the mast. while someone pushes it down or up past the dent you would tap the outside with a body hammer. I have done this a few times and it is the best way. the other more redneck way would be to tap the dent out from the opposite side with a punch thru the existing holes. then I would install a larger spreader place bent to match the curve of the mast. also add a spreader bar between the plates. it is an easy one to fix

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