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 Post subject: Slightly bend mast
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 3:15 am 
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Hi everybody !!!
I have a Hobie Cat 14 mast that is slightly offset at the top. The first 4 meters from the base are straight but just at that point (4M from the base and 2.5M from the top) it makes a small curve, it is neither marked nor wrinkled. The deviation is 4cm in those last 2.5M.
The question is: do I forget about that curve (although knowing that it is there it worries me) or I try to straighten it.
If I had to straighten it, is there a suitable method to do it?
Thank you all very much.
It is my first catamaran and I am reconditioning it :D

PD: sorry for my english, please ask if something not clear and I will try to do it better :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Slightly bend mast
PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2021 5:15 am 
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You could brace the mast at either side of the bend and then use some mechanism to "reverse" the bend. Go slowly and you should be able to cold-set the mast back to straight (or at least lessen the bend).

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