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29.07.2017 at 09:44:27
 
A very eventful Friday evening for us on Crazy Horse...

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Reply #1 - 29.07.2017 at 12:41:52
 
Sorry to hear that Andy
What happened?

It was wild here on the Solent last night
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Reply #2 - 29.07.2017 at 14:24:15
 
Hi Andy

Your post just says update your Photobucket account.
Sorry to hear you had a problem. What gave way?
As Paul says - horrendous conditions up our part of the world.
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Reply #3 - 29.07.2017 at 20:34:20
 
Andy,

Like the rest of our forum, sorry to hear about your mishap.
I hope the damage is not too severe?
Your photo bucket account has been down for a few weeks now but that's probably the last thing on your mind?
Was actually remembering your post and pics today when I was drilling out the monel rivets on my mast for the refurb.
Let us know how things are.

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Reply #4 - 30.07.2017 at 09:48:18
 
For what it's worth Star Trapper has uprated standing rigging & a triple reefed mainsail.
After two dismastings I am very careful not to overdo the canvas when it blows & frankly I find the boat goes faster. Reduced weather helm also preserves the rudder bearings.
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Reply #5 - 30.07.2017 at 19:07:26
 
Ahh so photo bucket want $400 to upgrade my account for 3rd party file sharing, i think ill be finding another file sharing site.

2 dismasting John, well you've out done me there! I am very much considering converting to a fractional rig with aft swept spreaders to minimise future risk and hopefully increase speed... watch this space!

Is your current mast a like for like replacement of the original? what make?

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Reply #6 - 31.07.2017 at 07:56:59
 
Hi Andy,

Try Imgur for your photosharing.
I will give you instructions for posting pics cos if you remember it took me a few tries before they were clear and sharp.

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Reply #7 - 31.07.2017 at 12:12:56
 
I will try and sort it all one evening this week. Time is not on my side at the moment. New mast is looking at being 6-8 weeks
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Reply #8 - 31.07.2017 at 16:47:17
 
Hi Andy - Selden mast, standard T300 spec
Maybe all of need the reminder it is only  the weakest component holding the mast up!
Actually three dismastings - first was on a Nicholson 35 when a humble crew member, but that is a completely different story.
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Reply #9 - 31.07.2017 at 18:24:01
 
Bad luck Andy!

I have a Selden mast too, one of the few remaining parts left on Jasta and I can recommend them

As nice as swept back spreaders would be, you would have to have to relocate the chainplates and also possibly the bulkhead / king post. Major surgery!

Maybe consider replacing like for like, but use 6mm rather than the standard 5mm wire?

Good luck!
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Reply #10 - 31.07.2017 at 20:13:08
 
Thanks Paul,

Moving chain plates is not unachievable. I am already in talks with Allspars regarding this upgrade. Main bulkhead and compression post will stay as the mast will not be moving. I will relocate chain plates about a foot aft and outboard onto the side decks.
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Reply #11 - 03.08.2017 at 19:05:43
 
Hi Andy, sounds an interesting project

If you put the chainplates on the side decks, I would put more than a doubler underneath. Maybe considering a glassed in stubby bulkhead under the side deck and glassed to the deck and hull to run the load into the hull without a point load. Otherwise you may have a second dismast if it pulls though!

With all the mods, have you abandoned class racing?

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Reply #12 - 03.08.2017 at 21:21:02
 
Andy, just a thought - have you cleared this with insurance company?
Personally I would worry moving chain plates aft - I can see deck lifting. I hope I'm wrong!
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Reply #13 - 28.09.2017 at 21:42:16
 
It would appear i had been blocked from the forum somehow for the last 2 months. I have quite a few updates. I may have missed most of the season but lots has changed. Ill update as soon as i have 5 mins to sort out my image sharing.
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