Repair of the mainsail twist into the mast.

Having raised the boat, I decided to remove the mast. Inspect, check the shrouds, fasteners, roller spinnaker halyard, 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, not in vain. 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. Having taken out the twist drum, at the junction with the "stagpirs", the latter was broken. The mainsail twist shaft consists of sections approximately 170cm long, interconnected with inserts and rivets. I decided not to look for a pipe, but to make a new insert from a duralumin rod, connecting it with the rest of the tubes using a milled flange that repeats 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 the 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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