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Old 09-27-2009
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Broken Mast Help Please

So yesterday while sailing in less than 20 knot winds the port shrouds snapped and instantly down ocmes the mast over the starboard side. Luckily no one was hurt and we got into calm waters with the help of a tow.

Now I need a little help. It looks as if there was some serious cavitation going on and that this would have happened eventually anyways. It ripped out the bolts and the damage is only at the bottom 2 inches of the mast. A few people at my marina told me that if I get this to a boat yard they should be able to cut the damaged bottom part off and re-drill out the bolts after we replace the step base. I am going to have them re-do the shrouds anyways so they will just need to be a bit shorter. There's also the issue of the slot being bent out a little. Is this something I put a collar over?

If anyone sees this from the bay area I was thinking of taking this either to Svendsens or SF Boat works. I figured they're probably going to have to haul this out so I might as well paint the bottom while its out right . Alright guys let me know what you think.


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