Fiberglass Mast slivers

Fiberglass Mast slivers

Post by Russell Stringh » Fri, 29 Apr 1994 01:49:16


        I have an old fiberglass mast that I mainly use when teaching
friends how to sail on my old long board.  However, whenever the mast
is touched, especially if you move your hands up and down along it, you
get slivers or fibers or something in your hands.  It is quite
uncomfortable.  Is there somethins I can do to prevent this?  Would
sanding it help, or can I coat it with something?

Thanks
Russ Stringham

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Fiberglass Mast slivers

Post by Russell Stringh » Fri, 29 Apr 1994 11:49:00

Organization: Brigham Young University

        I have an old fiberglass mast that I mainly use when teaching
friends how to sail on my old long board.  However, whenever the mast
is touched, especially if you move your hands up and down along it, you
get slivers or fibers or something in your hands.  It is quite
uncomfortable.  Is there somethins I can do to prevent this?  Would
sanding it help, or can I coat it with something?

Thanks
Russ Stringham

If you respond by e-mail my address is:


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Fiberglass Mast slivers

Post by Craig Goud » Fri, 06 May 1994 00:50:12

Quote:

>Organization: Brigham Young University
>    I have an old fiberglass mast that I mainly use when teaching
>friends how to sail on my old long board.  However, whenever the mast
>is touched, especially if you move your hands up and down along it, you
>get slivers or fibers or something in your hands.  It is quite
>uncomfortable.  Is there somethins I can do to prevent this?  Would
>sanding it help, or can I coat it with something?

I had this problem and I hosed my mast down with a good coat of acrylic
clear spray paint.  Works for about a year.

Quote:
>Thanks
>Russ Stringham

Good Luck,

Craig

8'10" Bailey jump, 9'9" Sailboards Maui
Wt 155#, Ht 6'3", Usually sail on high desert lakes near SLC in Ut
Go short or go home

 
 
 

Fiberglass Mast slivers

Post by Wilhelm Eickhoff x5 » Wed, 04 May 1994 11:55:21

 I had the same problem with a mast that we hired once.
The slivers you are talking about are actually GLASS !
They will stay in your Hands etc. for a long time. So
don't touch that mast until you paint or coat it with
something. Find out from a fiberglass shop what to use.
The mast we had ended up breaking while the rig was on
the beach. The whole thing was as brittle as a cookie.
My best guess is, it must have been left in the sun for
too long (like a couple of years).
                                    good luck
                                     Bill