Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: New Orleans, LA
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There should be inserts that you can use to temporary repair the boom or mast when you are far far from shore.
Any way I keep thinking about it. Inserts with short section of mast and boom on board for any untoward disasters at sea. Along with the jewelry necessary to attach for temp repairs.
I know the exotic material masts and booms may not leaned to such repairs, but the Extruded aluminum masts & booms should be be handlely preped for these repairs far from the expensive boatyards. You may end up with a shorter mast or boom for the duration, but then you can make it back on your own without expensive tow charges.
Think about it. explore the possibilities, especially if you are crossing the big ponds.
Plus I would replace all of the through hull gate valves with ball valves and exercise them once a week.