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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:16 pm 
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Is the Hobie 20 mast cross section same as Tiger and H-17?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:11 am 
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No.

Matt M. told me a while ago that the extrusion die for the 20 mast broke and Hobie Cat has no plans to replace it - there's just no economic reason to do it for the couple of masts a year they would sell.

Take care of your mast. I don't think they're any stock left at the factory.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:18 am 
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We would use a Getaway extrusion for any 17 or 20 masts now. Same external profile. Thicker side walls.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:04 pm 
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Same external profile + thicker wall means the internal profile is different (smaller internal dimensions). Will the 17 and 20 comptips and mast bases fit in the getaway extrusion?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:23 pm 
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Matt M. - roughly how much more would the Getaway mast weigh than a standard H20 mast? Not complaining, I'm just glad there is an alternative. Anxious to hear the answer to the comptip question.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:16 am 
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Great info... I was actually also interested in if a H-17 mast base would fit a H-20 mast?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:01 am 
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Bases and CompTips would have to be filed to fit for sure.

Not sure of the weight difference.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:54 pm 
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NAHCA555 wrote:
Great info... I was actually also interested in if a H-17 mast base would fit a H-20 mast?
they are the same
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:46 am 
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Slightly related: I'm about to weld a 1" DIA aluminum mount to the front of my Getaway mast, about 5 FT from the base (this is for a nav light mount).

Does anyone know of any issues/potential risks?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:24 am 
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ricks26 wrote:
Slightly related: I'm about to weld a 1" DIA aluminum mount to the front of my Getaway mast, about 5 FT from the base (this is for a nav light mount).

Does anyone know of any issues/potential risks?

Thanks,

Rick S


Yea. You're going to ruin the heat treatment of the aluminum in the heat affected zone of the weld. This will significantly weaken the mast by changing it from 6061-T6 to just 6061 aluminum alloy. Additionally, the black anodize will be ruined by the welding. I'd recommend you use pop rivets instead.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:08 am 
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Yeiks! What srm said!


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