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Poll Question: Have you ever snapped, or bent beyond repair, a mast?
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    Posted: 18 Nov 15 at 4:26pm
Given how rough and wild it is out there I was wondering if you had ever snapped a mast?

Give the gory details if you like?

I have ... dug it in the seabed whilst inverted ...  Ouch


Edited by 2547 - 19 Nov 15 at 9:22am
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Nov 15 at 4:57pm
More than one, I'm sad to say. Snapped the odd boom or 2 as well.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gordon1277 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Nov 15 at 4:58pm
Yes 2 505 masts were written off within a month! not popular with my insurance company.
First one the forestay snapped and the mast went at desk level. I was on the wire and we were hardening up.
Second one capsized coming ashore at Eastbourne in no wind only for a freak wave to capsize the boat onto the beach mast first!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote turnturtle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Nov 15 at 5:06pm
2 laser top sections, 1 RS600 and 2 windsurf masts...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tgruitt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Nov 15 at 5:09pm
National 12 + boom, Merlin Rocket, Cherub and 12ft Skiff going upwind.
Needs to sail more...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JimC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Nov 15 at 5:12pm
Not a mast, but two mast stumps, and at least one boom as far as I can recall.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote salmon80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Nov 15 at 5:47pm
Lightning mast, top section of carbon cracked and bottom alloy bent ;(
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Post Options Post Options   Quote piglet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Nov 15 at 6:42pm
The boy has done 3 Topper bottom sections, all off the start line as I recall.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sawman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Nov 15 at 6:45pm
snapped a kestrel mast, in a squall on the Blackwater - pretty much the whole fleet was flattened,

 also more than one laser topsection
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Emilio Castelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Nov 15 at 6:47pm
Yep.

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