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Poll Question: Have you ever snapped, or bent beyond repair, a mast?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wiclif Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Nov 15 at 6:48pm
1 Enterprise mast, 3 X 505 masts, 1 Laser 2000 mast, 1 Laser 4000 mast, 1 Laser topmost, 1 each Laser and 505 booms, 3 windsurfing booms. That's all I can remember at present!

Both dinghy booms happened after a windward capsize when I was pulling the boom down from being stuck in the air, and it didn't like it.

I can remember a friend who broke 2 X 505 masts in fairly quick succession and he said thank goodness I have just paid my insurance for next year. ( this was some time ago). He then got a letter the next week from the insurance company that went something like " you know that clause in the policy where we can cancel your insurance at any time. Well, how's the time)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Nov 15 at 6:51pm
Not snapped one, but bent one double.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Alistair426 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Nov 15 at 6:53pm
Broke a GP14 mast at the Endeavour way back in the mists of time. Unfortunately, the owner of the boat was out on one of the spectator boats and saw it crumple. Moral of the story...don't try to get a GP14 full of water up on to the plane! Embarrassed
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Post Options Post Options   Quote realnutter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Nov 15 at 7:44pm
I put a beautiful 90 bend in one of my school's 420 masts when the windward shroud pulled out of the gunwale while on a screaming broad reach.. fortunately my crew was not out on the wire at the time!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote craiggo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Nov 15 at 9:30pm
One Graduate mast back in 1986 while leading the Northerns at Crosby SC.
A 49er rev9 top mast during a mid hoist capsize.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote chris_wht Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Nov 15 at 11:11pm
couple of laser top sections
moth mast went over the side when the hounds fitting came unglued, and snapped at the bottom as it got caught in the compression strut on the way down.
rs600 rig went over the side when the foredeck unpeeled from the hull!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote iiiiitick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Nov 15 at 11:35pm
Two Tasar topmasts. One when it hit a buoy on the way down and one where it stuck in the mud. The 'former boy' when he was 18 at Cotswold. Lightning open choppy and windy. He won two races but gybed after the second one and the mast broke. Three races one discard....so that was all right then! He also seriously bent a B14 mast at Carsington.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote maxibuddah Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Nov 15 at 11:38pm
I've broken two laser bottom sections, but no top sections strangely
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 2547 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Nov 15 at 8:59am
Originally posted by Emilio Castelli

Yep.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmC2UyCQJO8

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Post Options Post Options   Quote laser193713 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Nov 15 at 9:14am
Originally posted by realnutter

I put a beautiful 90 bend in one of my school's 420 masts when the windward shroud pulled out of the gunwale while on a screaming broad reach.. fortunately my crew was not out on the wire at the time!

You know, if your crew was out on the wire that probably wouldn't have happened....
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