Mast repair for Victoria 18 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest Forums > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 10-14-2007
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
BayouBowie is on a distinguished road
Mast repair for Victoria 18

Hi,

I'm relatively new to sailing. Only been out a few times but I'm totally hooked. It's in my blood now. My father and I were motoring slowly up river getting back to our marina for the day. Then I showed some serious rookie colors. We were going only a knot or 2, if that, a little too close to the bank when our mast hit a low branch. We bucked hard and the mast popped clean off the step and the forward stay snapped as it fell to the side. No one was hurt, including the boat. Just the "pop rivets" that attatch the mast to the step were stripped and the rivet holes are a bit warped.

Hey, what can I say...only a rookie can forget he's got a mast. DOH! Talk about embarrasing. Won't be doing that again. Hard lesson learned but a lesson learned none the less.

Now, here's my questions...

How would I repair, with stock parts or could I upgrade with something say more reinforced? SHOULD I reinforce the mast step? Are "pop rivets" designed and used to pop in these situations? Is it an arguable advantage to have the mast come free in the event of mast collision? What are the advantages and or disadvantages of reinforcing this point and why and how?

Keep in mind that I'm talking about a Vitoria 18. I'm sure things depend entirely on the particular vessel in question.

I thank any of you that may have some advice to give. I have only just found this site but have spent a better part of the day generally brousing and there are many interesting subjects and many well informed and experienced members. I look forward to your responses.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Deck stepped Mast-Always Bad ? Mrs Mutiny Boat Review and Purchase Forum 24 10-05-2009 07:55 PM
which 38ft boat? bluewaterdreamer Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10 10-03-2007 12:54 PM
Southern Cross 31? db27513 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 35 09-24-2007 10:58 PM
30ft Catalina BigRuss Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 09-09-2006 05:33 PM
Is one better than the other? gandydancer Gear & Maintenance 7 07-11-2002 06:08 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:23 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012