Hi there from the UK
I was out on the Irish Sea last Sunday in my Outfitter tandem kayak with the sail up when the mast suddenly came loose. Later inspection inside the kayak revealed that the bottom of the black plastic housing into which the mast fits had broken away at the bottom end where it locates onto a peg which is, itself, inserted through the underside of the hull.
My son was in the rear seat and I think he hauled the sail in too far causing the damage.
I recovered a piece of the back plastic housing which had broken off.
I'll clearly need to replace this housing. Hopefully a replacement can be obtained from Hobie. Anyone know the part number?
More importantly, can anyone advise on how the old housing can be removed from the hull as I guess it is glued in place?