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Date Posted: - Saturday - 04/26/08 - 8:01pm
Author: Randall, Murre, M31
Subject: Dismasted
In reply to: Gitano Vela 's message, "Dismasted - Change Out Those Old Spreaders!" on - Tuesday - 04/22/08 - 2:42pm

Bruce,

Thanks for sharing. What a catastrophe, but glad no one was hurt.

For some reason you were too modest to mention that it was gusting 60 the day you were out. Even in the shed where I was working on Murre it was blowing a gale. Given your location in the bay at time of failure, I wouldn't be surprised if it were gusting more. Holy Crap!

Do you have any photos of the offending spreader?

If for some reason you can't make a pattern from the remaining spreaders, I posted drawings on the MOA site a few years ago: http://www.marineryachts.com/archives/spreaders/Murre_Spreader.htm

Good luck, sir!

RR

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[> Aluminum Masts -- Will M31 "Salvia", - Monday - 04/28/08 - 2:27pm

I'm also glad to hear that no one was hurt - judging by the chop in the water it must've been blowing hard. Perhaps you may look into aluminum masts as replacements? I bought my Mariner with them installed (ISOMAT) and they are virtually maintenance free. Both are from a Newport 28. Just a thought...


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[> [> Changing spars -- Gene T, - Tuesday - 04/29/08 - 9:23am

Our M31 expierenced a demasting a few years ago. I thought I was on top of the maintainence but water got in at the head and dripped down to the solid spreader portion and softened from the inside out. That made it undetectable until one beautiful day, not as windy as your's, they all came down. We went with Selden Masts, white powder coated and love them. I didn't think I'd like the boat without the beauty of wooded spars, but quickly changed my mind. Good Luck.


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