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Cracked mast
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Author:  michellepinto [ Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Cracked mast

The crack looks quite long... you should start looking for another mast. You can get it welded but even after welding, it may not have the same strength.

Author:  ricke314 [ Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Cracked mast

As a follow-up, I opted to have the mast welded, since I had an upcoming trip and didn't have time to find a replacement mast. It cost $80 (1 hour labor, with travel, I believe) to have done, and while it doesn't look pretty, for a 30+ year old boat, it seems to be good enough. You can see the repaired pic at the end of the album I posted:


I'm sure it's not as good as new, but I imagine that it will probably get me at least a few more years of sailing out of the mast.

Author:  Bill 404 [ Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Cracked mast

I have a couple of extra Hobie 16 masts hanging on my back fence if anyone needs one....Columbus ,Indiana :wink:

Author:  MVD [ Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Cracked mast

There are two abandoned H16 masts in the rafters of a picnic pavilion at our yacht club in Knoxville, TN. For a small donation to our youth sailing program, you could probably have one. Consider filling in the location section of your profile and letting us know where you are.

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