I have a two-piece Carbon Fiberspar mast but I can't separate them.
I have tried to separate them using two booms, without success.
I would be grateful if you could send me some advice to separate them.
I have had this problem and I can give you some advice.
You can introduce your whole mast in saltless water one day more or less
(maybe you do not need one day!!). After that you can try to separate the
two pieces with the help of another person. Another trip is to make a very
strong knot (the best is that one used to fix the old booms to the mast, I
dont know the name in English) in the down part of the mast and fix it to
a tree or anywhere. You alone hauling from the up piece of the mast,
making short-heavy pulls, can separate the two pieces. You can also use a
sprite oil to help you, you can introduce it in the place where the two
pieces are joint.
> Thank you.
sailquik (Roger Jackson) |Ph # in Md. (301) 872-9459
Lvl 1 WS Instructor | in N.C. (919) 995-3204
Roger Jackson's idea sounds right, even though I've never used it.
Whether you use the two boom method, or R. Jackson's, the important
thing is that you have to disintegrate the grit or sand tht is in the
joint. This may require several hundred motions to accomplish, but
eventually, it will work. If using the 2 boom method, do not attempt
long strokes.....repeated, small movements of the booms in opposite
directions, even with no discernible movement of the mast joint, will
eventually break down the grit and allow you to separate the parts.