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  • Hi all,

    I have dismantled mast base of Nacra 5.2 and found rubber band inside of the mast. The attachment hooks have rotted of and it didn't seem to hold anything. I do think it was not doing anything vital, but maybe I could fix it while I'm at it. The only plausible thing for it to hold i think is rotator arm bolt inside the mast.

    Am I thinking in right direction, should I do it at all or can I just put back mast foot without putting rubber band in.

    Sorry forgot to make photo of it, but I hope I have explained clear.

    Thanks.
  • marciunasHi all,

    I have dismantled mast base of Nacra 5.2 and found rubber band inside of the mast. The attachment hooks have rotted of and it didn't seem to hold anything. I do think it was not doing anything vital, but maybe I could fix it while I'm at it. The only plausible thing for it to hold i think is rotator arm bolt inside the mast.

    Am I thinking in right direction, should I do it at all or can I just put back mast foot without putting rubber band in.

    Sorry forgot to make photo of it, but I hope I have explained clear.

    Thanks.

    Eh, there's always extras of those...

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    Joshua

    Texas Gulf Coast
    '82 Prindle 16 (Badfish)
    '02 Hobie Wave (Unnamed Project)
    ‘87 Hobie 18 (Sold)
    ‘89 Hobie 17 (ill-advised project boat, Sold)
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  • Meanining I shouldn't bover about it?
  • Meaning “heck if I know”.
    I would say two things.
    1-rubber bands will not last long in a metal tube in the sun all day. Likely was unimportant.
    2-reassemble minimally and ensure everything still functions as you expect.

    --
    Joshua

    Texas Gulf Coast
    '82 Prindle 16 (Badfish)
    '02 Hobie Wave (Unnamed Project)
    ‘87 Hobie 18 (Sold)
    ‘89 Hobie 17 (ill-advised project boat, Sold)
    --
  • Take a photo & post it. I’ve had the N5.7 & 5.0 mast bases off, & I’m not sure what you are alluding too. I don’t remember any rubber band type of gizmo in the mast.

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    Hobie 18 Magnum
    Dart 15
    Mystere 6.0XL Sold Was a handful solo
    Nacra 5.7
    Nacra 5.0
    Bombardier Invitation (Now officially DEAD)
    Various other Dock cluttering WaterCrap
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  • Thanks guys. Will do photo when I will be near the boat.
  • Put my mast back together and left the rubber thingie out.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/pviWcBuJiQUNSCWX7

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/FV8H8T1PGNHabHdx8

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/2meaUqV4bKbUWuuD8
  • You can’t post photos directly to your posts.
    Read Damon’s FAQ, at the top right of the page for step by step directions.
    Start an album for you boat, & add them there, the. Anyone can see them without having to reference this thread.

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    Hobie 18 Magnum
    Dart 15
    Mystere 6.0XL Sold Was a handful solo
    Nacra 5.7
    Nacra 5.0
    Bombardier Invitation (Now officially DEAD)
    Various other Dock cluttering WaterCrap
    --

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