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Mast riser

Hi I have the same proplem with my 15 meter aluminum mast. I have a hairline crack of about 15 cm on port and starport side of the mast and i been told the best solution would be to cut out the 15 cm piece and raise the maststep.
Would that mast riser be working for me? Cun it be made for my must as well and what is the cost?

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Hi I have the same proplem with my 15 meter aluminum mast. I have a hairline crack of about 15 cm on port and starport side of the mast and i been told the best solution would be to cut out the 15 cm piece and raise the maststep.
Would that mast riser be working for me? Cun it be made for my must as well and what is the cost?

Thanks
George
Not sure which mast riser you are referring to. I'm assuming the crack is at the base of your mast?
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It would help if you said what boat you had. Also, what works on the mast of a 25' boat is not necessarily going to work on the mast of a larger boat. The stresses involved are different.

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Hi I have the same proplem with my 15 meter aluminum mast. I have a hairline crack of about 15 cm on port and starport side of the mast and i been told the best solution would be to cut out the 15 cm piece and raise the maststep.
Would that mast riser be working for me? Cun it be made for my must as well and what is the cost?

Thanks
George
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I have a 43 ft steel boat with a 50 ft mast. It has a hairline crack 6 inch long of at both sides at the base of the mast.
You can see pictures here:
Hairline crack on mast
I need to take out that plack at the base as well.
Any sugestions?
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I have a 43 ft steel boat with a 50 ft mast. It has a hairline crack 6 inch long of at both sides at the base of the mast.
You can see pictures here:
Hairline crack on mast
I need to take out that plack at the base as well.
Any sugestions?
As suggested in the other thread, I think removing the insert, cleaning everything up, and then getting the cracks welded is probably your best bet. When you put the insert back in, make sure that it is some how electrically insulated from the mast itself, either by coating it liberally with Tef-Gel or perhaps wrapping it with teflon tape -- this in case the corrosion that caused the cracking is due to a dissimilar metal situation. You may need to grind the sides of the insert down a little bit to make it a hair smaller to give room for this insulation...
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