Author Topic: Gouge in Mast  (Read 2391 times)

Dave Whyman

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Gouge in Mast
« on: April 04, 2010, 07:24:21 PM »
I used the mast as a ridge pole this winter, the crutch at the aft end broke either due to wind or snow.   A nice gouge was made in my mast about 5 inches below the holes for the lowers, when it hit one of the nuts on the keel hoist.  It's about 1 1/12 inches long  and about 1/8 inch deep at its deepest point.  Is the mast still safe to use?

The picture sort of shows it.

Gregg Henning

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Re: Gouge in Mast
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2010, 12:25:15 AM »
I would use it and if it breaks, Insurance!!!