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 Post subject: Two segment mast
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 12:24 pm 
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Hello

I just got my first Hobie, it is Hobie 16 with two section mast.
It seems that there is slack between the two pieces.
Is this normal or should I look into fix it?

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 Post subject: Re: Two segment mast
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 1:15 pm 
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If wobbly... that is a problem. May be a very old version of the CompTip Mast? Upper is black? Or did it come from Europe maybe? All alumuinum with a sleeve connection? In any case. Epoxy can be used to bond the halves together and stiffen the connection.

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 Post subject: Re: Two segment mast
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 2:05 pm 
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Hello

The hull numbers are CCMQ4671M82D.
Yes the upper is black.
Would you suggest a specific epoxy or just any kind?

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 Post subject: Re: Two segment mast
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 2:16 pm 
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The original CompTip was installed with a thru bolt (sister screw). We went very quickly to one, as done in production, that is held in by the shroud tang / hound rivets... and epoxy. In either case the tip can be bonded in with automotive Bondo epoxy. It makes a very stiff connection and is easy to work with / find.

Installation instructions: http://static.hobiecat.com/digital_assets/13070100CTIP.pdf These cut lengths are for the current system. Yours may be installed above the tang by 12" approx?

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 Post subject: Re: Two segment mast
PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 9:35 am 
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Hello

Do I have to drill out the hound rivets in order to disassebly the mast?
I am not that familliar with hound rivets, do I need a special tool to install them?
I also found that the aluminium rivets for mast base should be replaced, is there a procedure to replace these rivets (any sealeant that need to be used?)

Is there a possibility to attach the pictures to the posts?

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