rot at the base of wood mast ?

  • November 22, 2011 4:37 PM
    Message # 757251
    Deleted user
    A W32 that I was looking at has rot at the base of the mast. The boom according to the surveyor is good. I have read that a wood mast can be repaired, is this right? A new mast and boom would cost about 10k, but if the spruce mast could be repaired, it might save a lot of money. Thoughts?     Sam 
  • December 04, 2011 5:04 AM
    Reply # 765411 on 757251
    Hi Sam,
    Daemon has a wooden mast and has had some rot episodes, but thry are no problem and any decent boatbuilder/shipwright, especially one used todealing with wooden boats, can scarf in a new piece at minimal cost.

    We varnish the mast so we can see if there are any new issues arising, which paint can disguise. We curse it as it requires regular recoats in the equatorial environment, but it is good to be able to see what is happening with it. We sail in out of the way places, so like having a mast that is easily repairable with minimal tools and less sophisticated workshops.

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