Difficulty inserting and removing the mast pin

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Difficulty inserting and removing the mast pin

Postby Tim_M » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:11 am

Hi everyone. Ever since I got my boat I've had a terrible time inserting, and especially removing the mast base pin. Am I doing something wrong? Is there a trick to it?

Thanks!
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Re: Difficulty inserting and removing the mast pin

Postby kuriti » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:01 pm

Mine is always a pain, but doable. Obvious advice would be alignment. My little tabs are slightly bent up, but I don't think it would be hard to get them completely out of whack accidentally. Maybe put a piece of wood of the appropriate size in between the holes and beat them back to square?
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Re: Difficulty inserting and removing the mast pin

Postby Tim_M » Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:27 pm

I figured it out. The shrouds we're just a little too tight. After loosening them the pin goes in with no resistance and can wiggle it out without too much difficulty. I even got the may up single handed the other day.
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