Repair of the mainsail twist into the mast.

Having lifted the boat, I decided to remove the mast. Inspect, check the shrouds, fasteners, roller spinnaker halyards, etc. In addition, it turned out that the running red-green lights located on the top of the mast were not lit. In general, there were reasons. The mast was removed quickly, I unwound the sail already when the mast was lying on the trestles. And, as it turned out, for good reason. At the bottom of the twist, a crack was found in the pipe at the tack corner. I had to disassemble the twist, fortunately it is not difficult. After removing the twist drum, at the junction with the "staple", the latter was broken. The mainsail twist shaft consists of sections approximately 170cm long, connected to each other with inserts and rivets. I decided not to look for a pipe, but to make a new insert from a duralumin rod, connecting it to the rest of the tubes using a milled flange that follows the shape of the inner section of the pipe. It turned out not bad, it remains to collect all this in the spring in reverse order. There is one piece of advice - check regularly the condition of the mainsail twist, and preferably on a removed mast, otherwise one day the sail may not be removed... Yes, the Selden mast.


Дмитрий Снегирев
А сколько времени прошло с предыдущей инспекции?
Frank Kaiser
very useful advice, I'll take note
Yaroslav Timoshenko
"А сколько времени прошло с предыдущей инспекции?"
Этого я не знаю.
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