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I hit a overhang branch on launch with my Nordica 16 and bent the mast beone repair. Dywer mast can slove the problem for 1 1/2 boat bucks. Any sugestins how to reduce that number before I pull the trigger?
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Re: Yikes! I folded my mast

That's probably your best bet but you can also cut the mast at the bend and insert a sleeve inside. That can get very tricky but will provide enough support, etc. you can also try to find used mast on line. Depends upon how long you want to wait until you go sailing again.

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Check the local boat yards and marinas for derelict boats - you would be amazed at what you can find there and at bargain prices.

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Re: Yikes! I folded my mast

Dwyer has a dr-2 mast that appears to be close to my original--it is a inch less in circumference. Diameter 2 1/4 original 2 5/16. My boat is heavy at just under a 1000 pounds but I think the slightly smaller mast is still enough. Thoughts?
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Re: Yikes! I folded my mast

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Dwyer has a dr-2 mast that appears to be close to my original--it is a inch less in circumference. Diameter 2 1/4 original 2 5/16. My boat is heavy at just under a 1000 pounds but I think the slightly smaller mast is still enough. Thoughts?
You can surely wait for a used one or buy new but I'd definitely consider the sleeving method as mentioned above. It's very do-able to get a section of the exact mast extrusion, slit it along its length and remove enough to squeeze it just enough to slide inside, joining the sections at the break, then epoxy/rivet it in. Mast extrusion material is often available new by the foot.

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I have about 4 feet of sail slid compressed if I could find a exact mast extrusion I would just buy it but thanks for the input.
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