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    Posted: 04 Jan 12 at 4:06pm
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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, So two questions.
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

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what mast was it?
and it depends on how he repaired it, our one has had an extensive section of the mast rebuilt, so it is impossiable to identify where the break was, or take the new material off,

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I'll see your 3 questions and raise it with another 3...
 
What is the mast from?
 
How badly is it bent?
 
How was it fixed originally?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote fudheid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jan 12 at 4:23pm
B14
top section above caps deflects from join/repair (not curve) 8mm maybe 10mm
fixed by a specialist carbon firm Dead sleeved and bonded looks very good (apart from the kink and dodgy track glueing). I am sure it is strong enough it is just not straight Shocked
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who fixed it? and which b14

pm me if you dont want to name and shame,
just ring your insurer (asuming it an insurance job) and get them to replace the whole mast, as the repair should have restored it to the original condidition,
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second the insurance, that is what it is their for!!
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if they do total it let me know! im after a length of carbon.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote fudheid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jan 12 at 8:57pm
Originally posted by olly_love

who fixed it? and which b14 pm me if you dont want to name and shame, just ring your insurer (asuming it an insurance job) and get them to replace the whole mast, as the repair should have restored it to the original condidition,


it was a gift from salvage so no insurance hence the ask about repairs. The question is can a carbon mast be straightened from a dodgy repair and if it can any recommendations?
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Its very difficult to say anything very useful about this without seeing the mast, how it was damaged, how it was repaired and what the problem with the repair is.
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