68719Re: Good thing that pretty horse broke my leg, saved me from the Czar's army.
- Sep 4 8:12 PMIt's been 11 or 12 years since I built that mast and at the moment I don't recall exactly how I put it together. I do know I built it as light as I dared. No trees around here, so I didn't put them into the design equation, lol :)
Tell you what, bring the pieces to my place and I'll do a good repair for the cost of materials...
Original owner/builder of Sage.
--- In email@example.com, Mark Albanese <marka97203@...> wrote:
> In the half dozen times or so out getting acquainted with my boat,
> there've been no troublesome sounds from the mast. John Kohnen warned
> it was fatally flawed though, having tried a first repair wrapping it
> in fiberglass. I dumped must have been 4 ounces of T-88 into the
> pretty good crack that persisted.
> While moving the boat around with the 20' mast up we tapped with its
> tip the very end of no more than a 2" branch. That sent a shock right
> to the base, slicing it off more or less cleanly as shown. The long
> part hopped to the side, then fell right over.
> You can see how it's made. A birdsmouth with a lower taper wrapped
> separately around a timber that's both plug for the upper part and
> its heel. I can tell you it's a very neat job.
> I don't know what fixing this right would actually be, short of
> reduplicating it all. The best I can do in wood is clean it out, then
> use one double tapered timber to fit the sockets. Or burn this foot
> and make a new four inch one with an extension lathed off to recore
> the mast itself. But the joint of either is going to be weak still.
> I'm thinking all sorts of vague, crazy ideas like abs or steel cores
> and jackets, just to save the season.
> Guess if your going to have a boating accident, land is the place to
> have it.
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