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Inspection Aloft

Did a visual inspection aloft today and thanks to digital innovation, got numerous pictures.
Going through the pics, I found a crack at the masthead, on the headstay fitting that wasn't noticed aloft. Thank you Pentax.
It seems to be nothing of immediate concern, but I would appreciate feedback from you all out there.
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Yup that will need welding up. Is the other side the same ??

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Yup that will need welding up. Is the other side the same ??
If you notice in the second pic, the other side is not attached in any way. The whole unit is installed in the mast, seemingly held in place by the sheave bolts. This weld does not seem to even be necessary, unless it's to hold the top on?

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the 2nd pic shows a weld also ,but not making contact at the fwd edge. It would appear there is flexing, or it might be stress relief. It looks old, ie no fresh metal showing. I would show the pics to a welder and see what they think.
Also I just want to say I hate that picture of you sailing down in El Caribe!!! Cause it is cold up here and going to snow again! You should at the least put on a winter hat this time of year, to at least pretend!!!!!
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the 2nd pic shows a weld also ,but not making contact at the fwd edge. It would appear there is flexing, or it might be stress relief. It looks old, ie no fresh metal showing. I would show the pics to a welder and see what they think.
Also I just want to say I hate that picture of you sailing down in El Caribe!!! Cause it is cold up here and going to snow again! You should at the least put on a winter hat this time of year, to at least pretend!!!!!
Old, yeah, quite possibly before I bought the boat. If not for the pics, I would have missed it, a good lesson.
As for the sailing pic, it was meant to lift spirits, not do otherwise, so to be kind, I shall try to resist the urge to share, in the future.
Or, there's always the empty bunk in the forepeak......Got rum,? I've gotta boat.

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Preface: I am not an expert.., but that weld does not look in any way structural to me.
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Preface: I am not an expert.., but that weld does not look in any way structural to me.
Thanks, my thoughts exactly.

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I've got rum but I cannot make down there before the snow flies again!!! OOOHHH the agony of it all!!
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