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    Posted: 12 Oct 06 at 9:12pm
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Anyone know of a professional alloy mast straightening service?


I broke a shroud a while ago whilst gybing in fairly wild conditions and
my insurance company (who shall remain nameless) says (paraphrasing
here) it's a wear and tear issue on the shouds and I should have looked
after them. They will not buy me a new mast or give me anything towards
one but they will pay to have it straightened. Any ideas?


I know a proffessional straigtening service, there found in
your local area and called - A Gate post.


Funny, not particularly helpful.



Well it was actually good advice if you look at what Mr Noble posted...
and that was what I was pointing you towards. i.e either try and do it
yourself and don't tell any one, or make a more robust argument to your
insure. Of course the third option would be to take that very same gate
post and do a proper job on the mast. Of course that last statement
doesn't mean I am advocating defrauding your insurer at all.
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Seems like some good advice from Noble there ...

Name them Matt to protect the rest of us from them ...

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I'll see what happens first - if it all goes t!ts oop then you'll know, oh yes.

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Seems like some good advice from Noble there ...

Name them Matt to protect the rest of us from them ...

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Originally posted by Doug.H

Did the shroud break at an open point or within a crimp where you couldn't possibly have seen it or been aware of it??

On my boat the trapeze wire is attached to the shroud by 2 talurit crimps and the shroud broke below the lowest crimp. I inspect my rigging every time the mast comes down to travel (at least 4 times a year) and there was certainly no obviously broken wires.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Matt Jackson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Oct 06 at 4:37pm
Originally posted by Jack Sparrow

Originally posted by Matt Jackson

Anyone know of a professional alloy mast
straightening service?


I broke a shroud a while ago whilst gybing in fairly wild conditions and
my insurance company (who shall remain nameless) says (paraphrasing
here) it's a wear and tear issue on the shouds and I should have looked
after them. They will not buy me a new mast or give me anything towards
one but they will pay to have it straightened. Any ideas?




I know a proffessional straigtening service, there found in your local area
and called -




A Gate post.

Funny, not particularly helpful.



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From your description of the conditions, your shroud broke and the mast became bent, because you gybed in windy conditions.  Surely this is what you have your insurance for.  Would they have paid, if the shroud broke and the mast became bent during a capsize?

I don't know of any repairer who would offer a mast straightening service.  They'll all be too frightened of breaking it and you then blaming them.  Ask your insurer, who they would suggest could carry this out.

You also need to know what would happen, if while trying to straighten the mast, it's made worse or breaks.  Would they pay for a new one then?

Or what would happen if you manage to straighten it enough to sail again, but it subsequently breaks, tearing your sail, putting a hole in the boat and causing injury to a member of the rescue craft that come to your assistance.  What are they going to pay out for then? 

You will need to convince them, that it would be cost-effective for them to pay your claim for a new mast now, and consider themselves fortunate that you were able to return to shore without further damage.

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Did the shroud break at an open point or within a crimp where you couldn't possibly have seen it or been aware of it??
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Ashdown Marine are probably your best bet.

http://ashdown.emworx.com/about/default.asp



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Originally posted by Matt Jackson

Anyone know of a professional alloy mast
straightening service?


I broke a shroud a while ago whilst gybing in fairly wild conditions and
my insurance company (who shall remain nameless) says (paraphrasing
here) it's a wear and tear issue on the shouds and I should have looked
after them. They will not buy me a new mast or give me anything towards
one but they will pay to have it straightened. Any ideas?




I know a proffessional straigtening service, there found in your local area
and called -




A Gate post.
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Who is your insurer Matt?

That is the first instance i have heard of anything like this.

When I Broke a shroud on a Fireball a few years back the insurer paid p with no quibble (but it was Noble Marine).

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