After working to upgrade for a a couple of years, I have two
2-pc masts and one remaining 1-pc (430 NP Carbon wave). I like
the mast and it works well, but it is a pain to transport because
it is a 1-pc. I'm thinking of 'adjusting' it to 2-pc.
A buddy converted one of his old masts into a 2-pc by cutting it
and glassing in a tapered section taken from a broken mast to form
the ferule, then adding some reinforcement to the upper section where
they meet. It seems to work OK, but it was an older mast to start
with, and no great loss if it failed.
Any opinions or advice on doing this safely (i.e. not trashing the
usefulness of the mast) ? Specifically :
The mast in question is 30% carbon. Would I need to have a 'ferule'
section of same material, or would a piece of old glass mast work ?
Any tips on fitting this or glassing/epoxying it in place ?
How much reinforcement would be required on the upper part that fits
over ferule ?
Any other gotchas I should know about ?