I just bought a used Hobie 13 and the cat itself is in very good condition. When I now had a closer look to the mast I found a black tape at the lower part of the mast near the maststep. i removed this tape and found a 10cm crack. This crack is not continous and i am wondering, that the crackis at this position!!!
the "disconnection point" is black so i think this crack is not new.
What do you think about this crack should I do anything (weld it or put in an inner tube from the partitioning kit) or just let it as it is?
I cannot immagine that there are forces during normal sailing that evoke such a sort of crack and at this position???!http://postimage.org/image/njxfpd5w/
What do you suggest? (I am sailing in about 3-4 BFT)
Thanks a lot and greetings,