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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:34 am 
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Hi,
this morning, when we took of the mast before an arriving storm, the mast fail and the top Bouy together with the main sail pulley fail and seems to be broken. See attached pictures.
Any way to fix that?
thanks,
Shahar
[img]C:\Users\seytan\Downloads\20131210_083404.jpg[/img]
[img][C:\Users\seytan\Downloads\20131210_082341.jpg][/img]


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:33 pm 
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You can not link to image files on your personal computer. They must be uploaded and hosted on the web somewhere public.

Image FAQ: http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=8574

You can replace the mast upper section CompTip. Without seeing images, I can't see how much damage to the top there is.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:26 am 
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Thanks, here is another try to upload the pictures,
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:39 am 
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Hi, i managed to upload the photos, please take a look,
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:18 am 
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That looks repairable. Minimal fiberglass damage. The casting broke off. You need to get all of the casting out of the tip. Then see about damage to the fiberglass. The casting inserts quite a ways into the tip and would be supported by sealant and rivets.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:41 am 
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thanks,
any tip on how to take the casting out without damaging the tip?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:49 pm 
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Use a hack saw blade to cut from the inside out... without cutting the tip of course. May have to cut out a section to collapse and pull out.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:46 am 
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thanks,
so the part I need is the Mast Head - 37601001?
Will it come with teh pins?
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Shahar


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:08 am 
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Correct number.

"Rivets" are not included.

You need (2) 8010121 RIVET POP 3/16x5/8 PH-SS

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:34 pm 
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Hi,
When I looked again into the mast, I saw that the hook (that holds the sail after lifting it) is also being hold to the mast head, so I guess I need to take its rivets out as well in order to pull the head out. Are those similar to the ones you mentioned above?
I didn't see any picture of the mast head in any of the sites that are selling it, but I suppose it is not coming with the sheave and its parts, I can transfer those from the broken head. right?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:13 am 
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Similar thing happened to my Getaway when boat blew over. I was able to
repair it by making a mold of inside mast, wrapping several layers of glass
around it. while still not hardened I slid it inside mast and epoxied broken
piece back in place, with West and structural fibers. leaving enough room
for mast head. Has held up for several years now. most of force is in compression.
I have a new still in wrapper comp-tip for a Getaway if you need it. I am in Long island
NY Good luck, doug


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:20 am 
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thanks Doug,
I don't think I need to replace the entire comptip, but only the mast head, it is a part that cost 75$, not so bad.
What I understood from you is that you had put back the broken mast head with a lot of eppoxy around to glue it and didn't take the broken part from the mast. I thought about it, also because the forces are mostly downwards and should hold the head, however if possible I'll try to do it the right way and replace the entire mast head.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:44 pm 
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I think that my comptip broke just below the masthead on mine. so the mast head
was reusable. I did have to remove it during the repair. I believe that halyard catch
is pop riveted through comptip and into mast head that extends inside comptip.
hopefully you won't need whole new comptip, which I got incase repair didn't
work out..


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:16 am 
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Guys,
Thank you very much for all the detailed replies. Bought a 40$ used part and the required Rivetes and fixed it in an hour :)
The boat is back in the water.
Shahar


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