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 Post subject: How to fix a split mast?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:04 pm 
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Hello. New Hobie Wave owner and first time poster.

I have a split in my mast. Photo here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/hf27oSDSPQoPgGtt1

- Can i fix this? How?
- Should I fix it? The previous owner said it's been like this for years.

Any thoughts /advice are greatly appreciated.

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:47 am 
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That is not good. The mast should be replaced. Was caused by water freezing inside the extrusion. The is a dangerous crack that could cut or pinch upon failure let alone strand you on the water.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:42 am 
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Hi Matt. Thanks for the quick response. I was thinking of trying to fix it via 'brazing'. Bad idea?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SBfP4_i1Go

Also, if not fixable:
- Who do i contact in Canada (ideally in the Vancouver area) to get a buy mast? I see you are with Hobie US and i can't find a contact for Hobie Canada.
- And do i just need a mast base? Or would i need to order the whole thing?

Again, thanks very much for your assistance.

Craig.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:57 pm 
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Hi Craig,

Unfortunately the mast is a highly stressed part of the boat. Flex and loads would not be held by a repair.

The lower mast is available

38583141
MAST WAVE LOWER, NEWER TYPE (BALL TYPE STEP ON CROSSBAR / SOCKET IN MAST BASE)
SER #1438 UP. OLDER REQ NEW STEP
US$ 514.00 (12/2017)

We have dealers in Canada. Try our "Dealer Finder"... choose Rotomolded Sailboats as the product type.

https://www.hobie.com/dealers/

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:22 pm 
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Much appreciated Matt.
Cheers. Craig.


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