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Oversized transport. transporting the mast from Los Baños to Talisay The new aluminum mast is finished. Photo: Mavic Gummert

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Testing the mast foot today before final assembly of the new aluminium mast.

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Mastfoot almost finished. I tried to copy the original wooden mast design so I don’t have to do changes to the rest of the rig.

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Improvising the mast foot for Magayon 2. This one is going to be heavily fiber glass enforced since the wood of the original one rotted away at one spot after only a year and I had to fix it.

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Who needs an aluminum mast for his Wharram Tiki 26 or a similar boat? Just did the math, that mast will be 46% lighter than the original wooden monster. I’ve got some spare tubes to sell at cost.

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The aluminium tube for the new mast of Magayon II was finally fabricated last week.

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Got the sample for the aluminium tube I am getting manufactured in the Philippines to re-place the wooden mast of Magayon 2. Looks very promising.

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After 4 trips to Manila and countless email inquiries with frustrating outcomes because nobody had the right crimping tool, I sent the steel cable supporting the main cross beam of Magayon 2 for modification to SVB in Germany. It just arrived today. The last thing we need now is a lighter mast. Still looking for […]

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