Over Hill Sailing Club
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Adirondacks NY
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Re: Aluminium mast damage/repair
What I have seen done is to get maybe a 3' section of the exact mast extrusion (unless it's a real oddball, they are somewhat standard and available), slice it along its length so that it can be squeezed to slide up inside the existing mast. Smear with epoxy, slide one inside the other and s.s. rivet them together. This can even be done to join two broken pieces of a mast. The outside can then be faired out to look better.
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