Help...How do you get a 2 piece mast unstuck?

Help...How do you get a 2 piece mast unstuck?

Post by Thomas Dege » Tue, 03 Sep 1996 04:00:00


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> Have you tried applying heat to the female end (hair dryer) and cold to the other?
> maybe leave the mast out in the cold then apply heat at the joint.

No, no:

Put the mast on two shelves /rocks/ chairs/whatever so that you can press
down on it and bend the mast. By putting water on the joint and vigorously
pressing down, releasing and twisting it will get loose after 10 minutes.
After ? a minute you should be able to see the ends coming apart. The water
will grind the sand into dust.
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Help...How do you get a 2 piece mast unstuck?

Post by Marko Schoettl » Wed, 11 Sep 1996 04:00:00

: >
: > Have you tried applying heat to the female end (hair dryer) and cold to the other?
: > maybe leave the mast out in the cold then apply heat at the joint.

: No, no:

: Put the mast on two shelves /rocks/ chairs/whatever so that you can press
: down on it and bend the mast. By putting water on the joint and vigorously
: pressing down, releasing and twisting it will get loose after 10 minutes.
: After ? a minute you should be able to see the ends coming apart. The water
: will grind the sand into dust.
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and just another one (only my two cents..):

use force! tie one end of the to a tree or rock, or whatever. try to
find at least 6 (better 8) surfers tio help you. Let them get the other
part of the mast and pull!!  It worked once.

Lasse

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Help...How do you get a 2 piece mast unstuck?

Post by KEFelt » Thu, 12 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Here's another suggestion.  Clamp one boom to the lower half and another
boom to the upper half.  Now you have grip plus leverage.  Twist apart.