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post #6 of Old 04-01-2010
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Actually I have seen it done many times on Soling masts and unless my memory fails me, which it often does, they cut a tapered slit along each side and pinched them together and welded it up.

Did not seem to be overly difficult but there may be some thing to the heat treating. They may have shipped the spars out for anodizing and it could have had some form of heat treatment then ??
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