Received the beams together with the F18 main and the Infusion jib from Holland yesterday.

Unfortunately the main beam was far from OK. It had cracks and corrosion around both the top and bottom holes for the dolphinstriker rod and also corrosion around the bolt holes at the end. Also had a useless repair on top to cover the cracks.

What also worried me was that it didnĀ“t have the inserted sleeve inside the beam like the 5.5 has.

Shortening of the Tornado mast was not necessary. The only thing needed was to move the hook 9" down to confirm with F18 rules.

Brgds
Lars

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Last edited by reVintage; 11/19/17 04:29 PM.

Brgds
Lars

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