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 Post subject: Bent Mast
PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2003 5:13 am 
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My mast is slightly bent(3 inches gradual curve). No cracks or dent was found after inspecting it. Can you please tell me if I should: 1-Let as is 2-Repair?? 3-Get a replacement

I have been sailing now for a few weeks with the bent one but I want to be sure that it is ok. Can people repair this?? Is there a market for used mast?

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Kevin


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 Post subject: Bent mast
PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2003 3:30 pm 
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Slightly bent masts... in a continuous arch, can sometimes be bent back. I have done it to a 16 mast. The 14 mast is even easier to bend. Place next to a tree or fence you can hold on to. Put each end of the bent mast onto some blocks of some kind with the bend up. Step onto the bend and use your weight to bend back. Slowly!

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