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masthead box

My jib halyard has just started jamming at the masthead. Looking at the top with binos I can see that the bracket on the forward side of the mast has a noticeable bulge, maybe an eight inch or so, but enough to let the halyard mislead and jam.
Question is how to repair? Can the old box be ground out and a new one welded in? Or a new box added to the top of the existing mast? Or wait till fall when I drop the mast and squeeze the bracket back to shape and have a brace welded on?
Anyone have this problem before?
Any thoughts are appreciated.
Luckily I can still hoist the jib with the the spin halyard, so the season isn't done yet.

Edit to add that this is a Ranger 26.


Last edited by BigZ; 08-19-2009 at 04:41 PM.
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