a stubborn mast (Ted Mount)
Also see Ron's technique below
As I need to either have my top section
repaired/replaced I tried pulling the upper and lower
mast sections apart today with the help of a couple
of guys...... it was having nothing of it, probably
due to sand ingress and it having never been split since
Seperate your mast every now & then and clean the
join ... then you won't have to follow this instructions.
(I too have suffered this problem ....)
recieved from Matt Connor
read the piece on tying a mast to the back of a car
to separate it. There were a few stories from the RS600
fleet of doing this a few years back with the results
being the extension being fired through the back of
the car when it released. Be careful out there!"
than messing around I went straight for the killer blow
and separated it using my car.
1 x stuck mast
1 x fairly immoveable object (preferably a tree)
2 x lengths of rope
1 x car
Tie one end of rope #1 around the lower
mast section just above the gooseneck and
the the other end around immoveable object/tree
Tie one end of rope #2 around the upper mast section
with slip knot type thing and the the other end around
SLOWLY move car forwards while prefereably watching
the mast in the rear view mirror. When the mast is suspended
in mid-air take deep breath and continue to ease car
forward. If all goes well the upper and lower sections
Clean the connection between the two sections before
Try to separate the two parts occasionally and wash
with fresh water.
there is a way easier / safer way to get
the masts apart. Iíve done it with a 4 year old mast
over here and others.
Separating a stubborn mast (Ron Radko & Steve Lieberman)
Basically, make sure you have slack in
the halyards, take the spin halyard from where it exits
at the foot, and while leaving enough slack for the
mast to come apart, tie a new knot using the remainder
of the halyard lead to from the gooseneck fitting. Use
about 4 feet of line and tie that to and immovable object.
Then leaving about 1 foot of slack between the mast
and the immoveable object, bring the mast back rapidly
until the halyard jerks on the mast. The sharp pull
of the mast coming to a stop will the pull the pieces
apart in no time.
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