I happened on some distressed`newbies tonight 5 minutes too late. They had just pulled the pin on their BostonWhaler SC15 forestay with the sail up, and the mast keeper pin in. You know what happened next- the base neck broke and its inner steel pin is bent.

Mast Base Removal and Repair suggestions welcome: There are 6 Phillips head screws on its top, and 2 more under the front plus a pop rivet underneath. How many of these are actually into the crossbar? More? No dolphin striker on this SC15.

I had a local dunebuggy welder heliarc/rebuild my Hobie 16 mast base last year and results were good. I would suggest the same to these fellows`if anyone agrees.

Last edited by dacarls; 07/25/10 10:17 PM.

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