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22nd February 2016 03:41 AM
Unregistered use 2 booms on both sides and use Liquid Wrench
Worked for me and my friends many time for many years
6th January 2016 06:12 PM
Roger Sel,
WD-40 will ATTRACT a lot of sand.
Better to use bathtub soap on the joint and the suggested electrical tape over the joint.
A bar of soap is really the perfect windsurfing lubricant.
It stays on pretty well in fresh water and for a really long time in salt water.
Works on boom extensions, mast joints, center board slides and pivots, fins fitting into
fin boxes.
6th January 2016 03:53 PM
Sel a good spraying of wd40 over the end sections and a bit of electrical tape around the mast joint when you rig up will stop that happening again. ever.
12th January 2014 05:07 PM
stuck mast

Clove hitch knot technique from F-150 post above worked for me - thanks for the great tip.

I used a slight variation that maybe helpful to others.

1. Used the clove hitch knot on one end of mast and then fastened to the frame of my car. This allowed me to pull on the other side of the mast.

2. On the other end of the mast I tugged about 12 times with a jerking type of motion. By jerk 5 to 6 I started to notice a bit of mast separation. Likely obvious but when you are jerking make sure the mast is beside you because when it comes loose there is some re-coil and if it went into your mid-section it would hurt
14th November 2009 08:31 AM
agrelon Hahaha, I love the truck method. Unfortunately the fastest thing I drive is my board...
13th November 2009 12:03 AM
ic_spotz Ford F-150, Straps and a palm tree worked for me!!! I tried all those other methods with no success. A couple of clove hitches on each section of mast... one end to the tree and the other to my trailer hitch. A little bit of pucker factor as I let off the brake and gave it a little gas but it popped apart with no damage.
12th November 2009 10:00 PM
Unregistered Because there`s 6 alltogether !!!
12th November 2009 09:34 PM
nonopr If you grab 5 of your friends how can you put 3 of them in one side and 3 of them in the other side of the mast?
12th November 2009 09:21 PM
Ken Agrelon,

If you get stuck again while on the beach, grab 5 of your buddies and put 3 guys on each half of the mast. It worked for me. I have done it with two, four and six guys at different times, depending on how bad it was stuck.
12th November 2009 02:36 PM
agrelon Finally. It is unblocked. I used the bend and washer method to start with but it was taking too long so with a friend we tied two ropes, each fixed with 2 knots, to the mast, one on each side of the joint. then we stuck a piece of wood in each and twisted them up. This gave us enough leverage to twist the mast free, but it was still hard work.

As of now I will be paranoid about any grain of sand in my joint.
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