Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:48 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Two-piece mast
PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 1:45 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Sat Jul 10, 2010 1:36 pm
Posts: 1
Hello sailers,

I'm thinking of buying a Getaway, but would like to store it in my garage, which is not long enough to hold the 25' mast (even diagonally). Can the mast be separated into two pieces regularly? I saw on the assembly video that you need to glue the two pieces together. Is it ok to not glue it? Will it cause additional wear or damage to mast?

Thanks,
Tony


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Two-piece mast
PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:43 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:58 am
Posts: 81
I think the mast is not meant to be split on a regular basis, and that the glue is necessary (according to what I remember Matt said once), because if you don't glue it the thin edge on the fiberglass top piece will be taking all the compression on the mast (which can be significant in high winds), and that top piece will start to crack around the connection.

guillermo


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group