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  • Mark Albanese
    Sep 6, 2012
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      Yes, the upper section is a constant 3" for at least a foot and would work with a new heel. But it turns out easier finding a foot long drill bit than even a four inch holesaw. And I'm thinking 12 or 18 inches is better to spread the load. Using all-thread, the old piece is suitable.

      Today I filled the broken plug with T-88, which is thin enough to sink down to the bottom of the 3" shards, non shrinking and very strong.  A second, thickened plop was all it took to finish. The allthread can go as much as a foot on either side of the join, though I'm thinking 6 - 9" each way might be enough as long as it goes well past the top section's epoxy plug, since we're really relying on a biaxial tape wrapping for the outside.

      Guess I'll thread it all the way through. Won't be able to glue the rod, have to rely on the threads for some grip.

      On Sep 6, 2012, at 5:30 PM, Rick Bedard wrote:


      Just some thoughts on a quick repair,

      Could you insert a long enough pipe into the mast section and toss the lower section away?

      Or scarf the two original pieces together as best you can, then router out a series of grooves deep as you can, overlapping the splice and inlay hardwood strips, staggering their lengths to avoid hardspots?

      Keep us posted on what you do choose to do.

      --- On Thu, 9/6/12, Mark Albanese <marka97203@...> wrote:

      From: Mark Albanese <marka97203@...>
      Subject: [bolger] Re: Good thing that pretty horse broke my leg, saved me from the Czar's army.
      To: bolger@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Thursday, September 6, 2012, 1:14 PM

      The idea of using a short piece of pipe let in to the pieces may not 
      work. A two inch diameter fitting will only insert 2" into the foot 
      before the tapered wall gets too thin, perhaps not enough.

      Now I'm considering about two feet of 3/8 or 1/2 inch all thread. 
      I've cleaned up the splinters. The foot of the mast is actually quite 
      solid. The shards are all inside the upper mast. I could pour in 
      epoxy to bind them together, then drill for the rod.

      Question is, can the all thread just be screwed into the hole, or 
      does it have to be tapped first to avoid shattering the surrounding 


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