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Originally posted by Menace

you do get shows on BBC such as rip off Britain and ones about cowboy builders that name and shame.


You do indeed, and many of them are ******: remember its all done for the show: you really don't want to actually believe anything you see on television without independant corroborating evidence. I had a friend whose business was forced into bankruptcy because they happened to have a vaguely similar business name to one of those exposes, and can you forget the flash mob who went round and smashed up the house of the local paedo - except she was the local paediatrician?

I bet the entire story looks very different from the other side: it always does.
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Jim You are wrong, these people do need to be shamed, perhaps not publicly but a quick phone call to insurers soon gets them off the repair list. For the sake of anyone planning to use them in the future.
 
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Think all has been said to be fair - its a truly shocking job which should only cost 300 tops!! You may have done so already but our B14 rig is currently at a specialist here in Southampton and i'm sure he would talk to you sensibly about options:
 
Pete @ Zest Racing - www.dinghy-repairs.co.uk
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Jamie @ Synthesize - http://synthesizegroup.com
 
Both are B14 specialists and more importantly CST repairers! Hope you get it sorted before the season kicks off!!
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The plot thickens. Just gonna pop out and get some popcorn but I'll be back ready to watch this unfold...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote fudheid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jan 12 at 2:55pm
Not happy with your post MattK, think you should take your post down. This is not what this forum is for.
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okay- I'm lost did Carbonology do that initial repair or not?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Ruscoe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jan 12 at 3:47pm
Originally posted by timnoyce

The plot thickens. Just gonna pop out and get some popcorn but I'll be back ready to watch this unfold...
 
Bet it gets deleted before you are back...

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No carbonology had nothing to do with it. 

I did it.  I repaired the 2 breaks on Simons mast as a favour in my own time at my own place with my own tools and materials. For free. 
But I couldn't get the tip straight - I tried a number of times. I wanted to try again but he wanted it back.

I am sure all of you would be able to do it first time and all of you would be able to do a perfect job in 3 minutes flat with just a puncture repair kit and a rusty teaspoon so I bow to your fantastic skill and talent in repairing masts. Well this time I got it wrong. I admit it. I have never denied it. 

I have admitted to Si that I made a mistake - The biggest one being that because Si needed the mast back and I'd had it a long time trying to get it right, I panicked and let him have it back. I should have kept it, cut it back and repaired it again... I accept that. What it has to do with you lot I have no idea?!

SO there you have it. The absolute truth. Can we go to the pub now?

I personally repaired that mast in my own time as a favour to a mate for no charge. The mast was a write off (and therefore should really have been destroyed or disposed of) but I said to Si I could probably get it in one piece in a sound enough state so it could be used again. And indeed that I did. When it was wired up it would have been difficult to tell it was off axis - Though I totally accept this is not ideal, it really was a 'something for nothing' mast. Where the mast is broken lower down in the parallel section the repair is fine. But repairing a taper is much harder as the insert is parallel and there was hardware in the way - but you all know that I am sure.





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Post Options Post Options   Quote rogue Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jan 12 at 4:20pm
Originally posted by Dave Chiz

What it has to do with you lot I have no idea?!


... because the OP said this:

Originally posted by fudheid

I've had a carbon mast repaired and its not straight and NO i will not take it back to the guy who failed so miserably first time round Ouch


I guess it would have been prudent to have worded it along the lines of:

... because the guy who tried his best to do me a favour at very short notice for FREE couldn't salvage it from its written-off state...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote fudheid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jan 12 at 4:35pm
Originally posted by rogue

Originally posted by Dave Chiz

What it has to do with you lot I have no idea?!


... because the OP said this:

Originally posted by fudheid

I've had a carbon mast repaired and its not straight and NO i will not take it back to the guy who failed so miserably first time round Ouch


I guess it would have been prudent to have worded it along the lines of:

... because the guy who tried his best to do me a favour at very short notice for FREE couldn't salvage it from its written-off state...

 
think the original OP was (i know it woz me wot don it LOL) :-
1. Can it be straightened - i presume split and patched??? Confused
2. Who to do it? East coast or M25
 Any idea on costs? i know thats 3 questions Big smile
We were asking advice on who people use or recommend for this sort of thing.

I'm with Dave on this "someone say pub?"
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