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Date Posted: - Saturday - 03/31/12 - 9:54pm
Author: Michael & Gabrielle/Moontide
Subject: breaking Masts and dry rot

Hi All! We've just looked through Ardian's work repairing his mast last July, and were intrigued because around the same time, last July, the main mast on our 40' Mariner broke in the same way! We were in light winds, fortunately, and no one was injured, but it snapped off 2 feet below the truck, and just dangled there.
When we went to take the mast down for repairs, it also began to split right near the spreaders! We discovered dry rot thru-and-thru in three different places, and had to replace the entire mast. We know these are the hazards of 40 year old boats, but with the mast off, we discovered a "Soft Spot" at the compression post that led to replacing the entire foredeck!
Is anyone else having these issues?

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[> M40 mast condition-"ouch" -- keoni, - Sunday - 04/ 1/12 - 8:02pm

Michael.....I'm near aquiring an (much older) M40....this message and notice you've placed here brings considerble concern!
I've dealt with a couple of (marine) surveyors attempting to procure other boats and found that none of them (that I've dealt with) seemed to be overly concerned with the mast or even had the desire to go up one..or for that matter, know what, how to look for...

I'm not too thrilled of the thought of having a predicment like the one you experienced somewhere enroute West Coast to the Hawaiian Is.!

Any thoughts (in hinesight)of what to look for other than trying to determine if mast has ever been replaced? Where did you find one and did you have to re-mortgage your house or car to acquire one. Did you have it done in (Oregon?).

By the way...where did you see the Adrian "experience"



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